Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses (Paperback)
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Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/09/2006
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Meet critical situations head-on with this definitive new resource! Prompt recognition and management of emergency situations in patients with cancer is crucial to avoid potentially life-threatening complications. As nurses are often the first to recognize an oncologic emergency event, a thorough understanding of the scope of the problem could mean the difference between life and death."Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses" is an essential reference on this vital topic. Written from a nursing perspective, this new book provides comprehensive information on urgent conditions that may arise with patients with cancer and guides nurses and other healthcare providers in acute symptom management.Chapters provide an in-depth discussion of the 10 most common oncologic emergencies: Cardiac tamponade; Disseminated intravascular coagulation; Hypercalcemia of malignancy; Increased intracranial pressure; Malignant pleural effusion; Sepsis and septic shock; Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion; Spinal cord compression; Superior vena cava syndrome; and Tumor lysis syndrome.Detailing the risk factors, pathophysiology, patient assessment, treatment, and nursing management, as well as patient and family education, this new book is a valuable resource for nurses working with oncology patient populations and also can be used as a study guide for oncology nursing certification examinations.

Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society
ISBN: 9781890504625
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 227 x 153 x 20 mm

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