Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses

Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses
  • 2013
  • © Oncology Nursing Society
  • Marcelle Kaplan RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN®
  • ISBN-10: 1-935864-20-3 / ISBN-13: 978-1-935864-20-2
  • Oncology, Emergency/Critical Care, Nursing


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As the prevalence of cancer in the population increases - due to an aging populus and increased survivorship - the need for nurses to recognize and apply the appropriate interventions when oncologic emergencies arise becomes even more important.

The second edition of Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses provides nurses and other healthcare providers with a comprehensive resource on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of common oncologic emergencies. Revised and updated, the second edition of this crucial resource continues to provide a definitive and practical one-stop guide to understanding and managing oncologic emergencies, with the nursing perspective in mind.

In this new edition, you will find chapters on the most common oncologic emergencies including:

• Bleeding and thrombosis
• Cardiac tamponade
• Disseminated intravascular coagulation
• Hypercalcemia of malignancy
• Increased intracranial pressure
• Infusion reactions
• Malignant pleurel effusion
• Sepsis and septic shock
• Spinal cord compression
• Superior vena cava syndrome
• And more

Each chapter focuses on the epidemiology of the oncologic emergency and includes details on the pathophysiologic mechanisms, clinical manifestations, patient assessments, diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic management modalities.

Whether you're caring for patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are in the process of being treated, or have completed treatment years ago, you'll want to access the updated information that you'll find in this second edition.


Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Oncologic emergencies can occur any time during the cancer continuum, as a result of a malignancy, its treatment, or as a long-term consequence. This comprehensive, well written resource provides a clear picture of the etiology, treatment, and care management of 10 major oncologic emergencies. A wealth of practical information is succinctly presented along with helpful figures, tables, and references. This book is a valuable source of information with potential to enhance the cancer patient's quantity and quality of life."

-- Melody McKinney, DNS, RN (Indiana State University) Doody's Review - previous edition



Designed as a comprehensive resource on oncologic emergencies for nurses and other healthcare professionals.


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