Oncology Nursing Secrets

By

  • Rose Gates, RN, MSN, CNS, NP, PhD(c), Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Regina Fink, RN, PhD, FAAN, AOCN, Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO

Using a question-and-answer format, this book provides practical pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade to enhance your oncology nursing skills and aid in effective decision-making when caring for your patients. Written by experts in the field, this reference provides insightful answers, bulleted lists, and tables so you get the best information in an easy-to-read format. Keep it on hand every day in the clinical setting, use it to review for certification, or add it to your professional library at home!
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Book information

  • Published: August 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04457-8


Table of Contents

I. CANCER OVERVIEW

1. Carcinogenesis and Genetics

2. Cancer Prevention and Detection

3. Diagnosis and Staging

II. TREATING CANCER

4. Surgical Oncology

5. Radiation Therapy

6. Principles of Chemotherapy

7. Tips for Administering Chemotherapy

8. Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant

9. Biologic and Targeted Therapy

10. Clinical Trials

11. Blood Components

12. Vascular Access Devices (VAD)

13. Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Therapies

III. HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES

14. Hodgkin Lymphoma

15. Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

16. Multiple Myeloma

17. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

IV. SOLID TUMORS

18. AIDS-related Malignancies

19. Bladder Cancer

20. Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

21. Brain Tumors

22. Breast Cancer

23. Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

24. Endocrine Cancers

25. Gastric, Pancreatic, Hepatocellular and Gallbladder Cancers

26. Gynecologic Cancers

27. Head and Neck Cancers

28. Lung Cancer

29. Malignant Melanoma

30. Prostate Cancer

31. Renal Cell Carcinoma

32. Testicular Cancer

33. Cancer of Unknown Primary Sites (CUPs)

V. SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT

34. Depression, Distress, and Anxiety

35. Diarrhea and Constipation

36. Fatigue

37. Lymphedema

38. Mucositis

39. Nausea and Vomiting

40. Nutritional Support

41. Organ Toxicities and Late Effects

42. Pain Management

43. Palliative Care

44. Sexuality

45. Sleep-Wake Disturbances

VI. ONCOLOGIC EMERGENCIES

46. Cardiac Tamponade

47. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

48. Hypercalcemia of Malignancy (HCM)

49. Infections in Cancer Patients

50. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

51. Spinal Cord Compression

52. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

53. Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS)

VII. CARING FOR THE PERSON WITH CANCER

54. Cancer and Pregnancy

55. Culture and Ethnicity

56. Religion and Spirituality

57. Family and Caregiver Coping

58. Survivorship

59. Hospice Care

60. Advance Directives, End of Life Decisions, and Ethical Dilemmas

61. Caring for the Caregiver