Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Interview with Shannon Martin, RN, BSN, CPHON

My Specialty

Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Interview with Shannon Martin, RN, BSN, CPHON

Providing care for cancer-related illnesses and bone marrow transplants

By Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, CPC, NC-BC

Tell us about your position at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. I am the pediatric clinical nurse manager for the 18-bed pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant unit. What types of patients are treated on your unit? It’s all oncology-related, including osteosarcomas, post-op care for orthopedic cases, leukemia, sickle cell disease and bone marrow transplant. Our patients range in age from toddlers to people in their early 20s. What is your professional ...

This Month's Book Pick

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Reviewed By Christine Contillo, RN, BSN

In his new book, Being Mortal, Harvard professor and practicing surgeon Atul Gawande, M.D., MPH, explores the expanding limits of ...

California Nursing Specialties

Cardiac Surgery ICU Nursing: Alice Chan, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN

Cardiac Surgery ICU Nursing: Alice Chan, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN

On the cutting edge of quickly-evolving technologies

Nursing Executive: Interview with Myrna Allen, RN, MSN

Nursing Executive: Interview with Myrna Allen, RN, MSN

Building a new hospital from the ground up