Acute Care Oncology Nursing


  • Cynthia Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN, FAAN, Professor, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, School of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA
  • Kathleen Murphy-Ende, RN, PhD, AOCNP, Pain & Pediatric palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Madison, WI

As the likely first responder in an emergency, you need quick access to essential information on the potential complications of many different cancer types and treatments. The new edition of this trusted resource provides up-to-date information on the pathophysiology, complications, risks, treatment approaches, prognosis, assessment findings, and nursing and medical interventions for a wide range of cancers. It also offers valuable information to help you fulfill your role as care coordinator and patient advocate, including client education guidelines, discharge procedures, and strategies for helping the client and family deal with the impact of the disease’s progression.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3734-7

Table of Contents

1. Ethical Perspectives

2. Ethics Case Study

3. Acute Pancreatitis

4. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

5. Anaphylaxis from Chemotherapy

6. Biliary and Pancreatic Obstruction NEW

7. Bronchiolitis Obliterans

8. Carotid Artery Rupture

9. Depression and Cognitive Dysfunction NEW

10. Diabetes Insipidus

11. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

12. Dyspnea and Airway Obstruction NEW

13. Esophageal Varices

14. Fever

15. GI Obstruction NEW

16. Graft vs. Host Disease

17. Heart Failure NEW

18. Hemorrhage Secondary to Cervical Cancer

19. Hemorrhagic Cystitis

20. Hepatic Encephalopathy

21. Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

22. Hypercalcemia

23. Hyperkalemia

24. Hyperleukocytosis in Childhood Leukemia

25. Hypernatremia

26. Hyperuricemia

27. Hypokalemia

28. Hypomagnesemia

29. Hyponatremia

30. Increased Intracranial Pressure

31. Lactic Acidosis — Type B

32. Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

33. Malignant Ascites

34. Malignant Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade

35. Malignant Pleural Effusions

36. Malnutrition/Cachexia

37. Pain Management: Somatic, Visceral, and Neuropathic

38. Pathologic Fracture

39. Pulmonary Fibrosis

40. Seizures

41. Sepsis and Septic Shock

42. Spinal Cord Compression

43. Spiritual Distress NEW

44. Suicidal Ideation

45. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

46. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion

47. Tumor Lysis Syndrome

48. Typhlitis in Pediatrics