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RNRounds and UBM Medica’s Oncology Nurse Community Announce Strategic Collaboration

February 28, 2012

NEW YORK and NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — RNRounds, a social and professional network for nurses and nursing professionals, announced today a strategic partnership with UBM Medica’s Oncology Nurse Community (TheONC).

UBM Medica, a recognized leader in medical media and education, recently launched TheONC – a free, online community exclusively for oncology nurses and the cancer care teams that support them. TheONC unites nurses in a secure environment where they can leverage their collective knowledge, nurture professional growth, and emotionally support each other.

This strategic partnership will allow the compelling content of TheONC and RNRounds to be delivered seamlessly to more nursing professionals.

Moderated by oncology nurses and key opinion leaders, TheONC features discussions and commentary covering key issues affecting cancer care teams, such as symptom management, palliative care and pain management issues, and nursing career issues.

Other available resources on TheONC include:

  • A Library of resources including patient education materials and presentations by community members
  • Clinic Close-Up, where members can view video-based interviews with experts from large group practices, private practices, and academia covering a variety of topics
  • News items relevant to clinical practice
  • An interactive Quiz feature where nurses can test their diagnostic knowledge on a regular basis
  • A Calendar of national and regional events and meetings specific for oncology nurses and cancer support team members

Also a nurses-only community, RNRounds provides a place for networking, discussion, and sharing of experiences.

Members of RNRounds are able to access:

  • A discussion board for nurse discussions about career-related and social issues
  • Career advising for those looking to take the next step in their nursing career
  • The opportunity to create and write your own blog

“TheONC’s collaboration with RNRounds will allow more nurses to access compelling content and participate in online discussions,” said Stephanie Wiseman, community editor for TheONC. “With TheONC, we are creating a professional environment where nurses with different levels of experience can meet, leverage their collective knowledge and engage in practical, open discussions. And that will not only enhance clinical behavior and nurture professional growth, but it will also improve the overall quality of the patient care the cancer care team offers.”

Garry Choy, MD, who is a co-founder of the Rounds Network, emphasized that “This collaboration between RNRounds and TheONC will give oncology nurses access to enhanced educational and career opportunities.”

For more information about RNRounds, visit: www.rnrounds.com

For more information about TheONC, visit: www.theonc.org

About RNRounds

Part of the Rounds Network, RNRounds provides nurses and nursing professionals with an all-encompassing social and professional network. The site includes a discussion forum, nursing job board, videos, and an event section. Other sites in the Rounds Network include: radRounds.com, dermRounds.com, psychiatryRounds.com, and GlobalHealthRounds.org.

About UBM Medica US

Addressing today’s healthcare information needs, UBM Medica, a division of UBM plc (UBM.L), delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach–online, in print, live, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, drug databases, data services, live events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. US websites include PsychiatricTimes.com, CancerNetwork.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, ConsultantLive.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com and SearchMedica.com. Employing more than 1,400 people with offices in 29 countries, UBM Medica is headquartered in London. For more information, visit http://www.ubmmedica.com/.

    Media Contacts:

    For RNRounds           For UBM Medica
    Jennifer Aldrich       Amy Erdman
    jennifer@radrounds.com 203.523.7041


Source: PR Newswire