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APHON Counts Winter 2006

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APHONCounts is a quarterly newsletter published by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON). Access to full-text PDF files of current and back issues is available from the Members Only section of this site and is restricted to individual APHON members.

Winter 2006
Table of Contents


Nursing Research on Fatigue in Children and Adolescents with Cancer
Mary Nelson, MS RN CPNP CPON®

Current Research Findings on Mucositis
Lisa Truini-Pittman, MPN RN OCN CPON®

2 President’s Pen:  Review of a Research Brief: “Pain, Sleep Disturbance, and Fatigue in Children with Leukemia and Their Parents: A Pilot Study”
Rita Secola, MSN RN CPON®


Issue Theme: Symptom Management

Meet an APHON Leader: Joetta DeSwarte Wallace, MSN RN FNP-C CPON®

4 Practice Corner: Biological Therapy: Treatment and Related Side Effects
Paulette M. Kelly, FNP APRN BC


Members in the News


Local Chapter News
Cheryl Rodger, MSN RN CPNP CPON®


News on Certification: Nominees Wanted for 2007 CPON® of the Year:
Change in ONC-PRO Points for CME

Pamela Asfahani, BS

COG Feature of the Quarter
Opening Soon! A Children’s Oncology Group Nursing Study for Mucositis Prevention
Donna Betcher, MS RN CPNP CPON®
Christina Baggott, MN RN-CS PNP CPON®

APHON Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Annual Conference in Hartford, CT

Poster Winners at APHON’s 30th Conference

12 2007 Call for Nominations

17 CureSearch Recognizes APON with Reach the Day Award

19 2006 APHON Award Recipients

20 Educational Opportunities

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