Congratulations to Dr. Martha Polovich, clinical assistant professor and PhD program director of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, who will receive the 2017 Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson ONS Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to Nursing Literature Award presented by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She will formally receive the award at the ONS conference in May.
She began her career as an oncology nurse in 1980 and was an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist from 1987-2012, providing education for oncology nurses and evaluating nurses’ competency related to chemotherapy administration. Her research is focused on occupational hazardous drug exposure of nurses and other health care workers.
Here is a selection of Dr. Polovich’s research:
- Neuss, M.N., Gilmore, T.R., Belderson, K.M., Billett, A.L., Conti-Kalchik, T., Harvey, B.E., Hendricks, C., LeFebvre, K.B., Mangu, P.B., McNiff, K., Olsen, M., Schulmeister, L., Von Gehr, A., Polovich, M. (2017). 2016 updated AmericanSociety of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Administration safety standards, including standards for pediatric oncology. Oncology Nursing Forum, (44)1, 31-43.
- Polovich, M. (2015). Prevention of errors and patient safety: oncology nurses’ perspectives. In A. Surbone & M. Rowe (Eds.), Clinical Oncology and Error Reduction, 67-86. Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc.
- Polovich, M., Olsen, M. M., & LeFebvre, K. B. (2014). Chemotherapy and biotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice, (4th ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
- Polovich, M., & Clark, P.C. (2012). Factors influencing oncology nurses’ use of hazardous drug safe-handling precautions. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(3), 299-309.