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Oncology in the Bliss Wing of Hartford Hospital

Bliss 5 (B5) is a 26-bed acute medical oncology in-patient unit providing an intra-disciplinary team approach to oncology care for adults.

The unit experiences a wide variety of cancer diagnoses including solid tumors to malignant and premalignant hematological disorders. Patients receive chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy and may be at varying stages of treatment or disease processes.

Registered Nurses are trained to administer chemotherapy. Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy & Biotherapy and ONS Radiation Therapy courses offered to staff. Unit Level Clinical Leaders RN’s (staff nurse experts) are available as mentors. Orientation includes a preceptor and clinical oversight by a Master’s prepared Nurse Educator. Many nurses have completed ONS certification and others are encouraged and supported to obtain ONS certification.