Newswise — Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), committed to delivering patient-centered, high-quality cancer care as the only NCCN-designated cancer center in Washington State, announced that members of its clinical nursing staff will participate in 10 poster presentations during the 2020 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Bridge Virtual Conference. The meeting is being held September 8, 10, 15 and 17, 2020.  

ONS BridgeTM aims to connect oncology research and education by discussing clinical evidence and practical changes to oncology nursing and care. Presentations will encompass a variety of topics including in-practice clinical nursing, care delivery approaches and the integration of research into practice. This work adds to nurses’ efforts to advance cancer care nationwide by incorporating research into daily clinical care. 

“SCCA’s nurses are known for their commitment to their patients and for providing the best possible patient care; we are proud of their accomplishments and the acknowledgement of their work,” said Terry McDonnell, DNP, ARNP, MSN, Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Operations at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. “Selected from over 500 submissions, the work presented will contribute to improved clinical practices through research and education both within our organization and at cancer centers across the nation.”

At the ONS Bridge™ conference, SCCA will also receive the Employer Recognition Award from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. This award highlights the organization’s excellence in oncology nursing education through its commitment to furthering oncology nursing certification. 

“At SCCA, we highly encourage continuing education and support nurses’ interest in pursuing specialized certification that fosters professional growth and development, ensuring our teams have the knowledge and resources they need to deliver the highest quality care,” added McDonnell. “We are honored to be recognized with this award.”    


Poster Presentations from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at ONS Bridge:


Poster: A Psychoeducation Series for Caregivers: What the Caregivers Have Taught Us

Authors: Ann Breen, MN, RN, OCN, Tammy Weitzman, MSW, LICSW


Poster: Team Nursing: Considering a New Nursing Model

Authors: Natasha Ng, MSN, RN, OSN, Marni Walker, BSN, RN


Poster: Paclitaxel Reaction Rates and Impact on Nursing Practice

Author: Melissa Powell, MSN, RN, Trisha Marsolini, BSN, RN, OCN


Poster: Patient Assignment Method Impacts on Nurse Satisfaction

Authors: Angela Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, AFN-BC, OCN, SANE-A, Colleen Detweiler, BSN, RN, OCN


Poster: Evaluation of Hazardous Drug Contamination in Bathrooms in an Ambulatory Oncology Center

Author: Seth Eisenberg, ARN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, Angie Rodriguez, MSN, CNS-BC, AFN-BC, RN, OCN


Poster: IV Push…To Dilute or Not Dilute?

Authors: Phuong Huynh, BSN, RN, OCN, Lenise Taylor, MN, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN


Poster: Inspiring Collaboration and Change through an Oncology Nursing Journal Club

Authors: Margaret O'Malley, RN, OCN, SCRN, Denae Davis, RN, BMTCN, OCN


Poster: Removing Pain Points:  A Process Improvement Initiative for Pain Nursing Model of Care at an Outpatient Oncology Clinic

Authors: Elizabeth Stohr, MSN, RN, Jennifer Singer, MSN, RN, OCN


Poster: A Process Improvement Project to Reduce Call Turn-around Time (TAT) for Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Survivorship Telephone Triage

Authors: Laura McBride, BSN, RN, OCN, Mihkai Wickline, MN, RN, AOCN, BMTCN


Poster: Integration of Nursing Research into Clinical Practice

Authors: Melissa Harlan, BSN, RN, Katheryn Christiansen, BS, MHA


About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine — one extraordinary group whose sole purpose is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has nine clinical care sites in the region, including a medical oncology clinic at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland; hematology/medical oncology and infusion services at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, medical and radiation oncology clinics at UW Medical Center - Northwest Seattle and medical oncology services at SCCA Issaquah, as well as Network affiliations with hospitals in five states. For more information about SCCA, visit