Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing

Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing

6th Edition - October 9, 2019
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  • Contributor: Austin OSaben
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323595452
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323608626

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The only OCN® Exam review developed in collaboration with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 6th Edition is the must-have OCN® certification review resources. This essential guide covers the entire scope of practice for oncology nursing and reflects important changes in the dynamic field of cancer treatment and care. The thoroughly revised sixth edition follows the latest test blueprint for the OCN® Exam and is presented in a streamlined outline format to help you focus on the most important information. Recognized as the definitive resource for concepts and practice in oncology nursing, this is the #1 review tool when preparing for OCN® certification!

Key Features

  • This definitive study resource for the OCN® Examination is the only such resource developed in collaboration with and endorsed by the Oncology Nursing Society.
  • Coverage of the entire scope of oncology care includes quality of life, protective mechanisms, gastrointestinal and urinary function, cardiopulmonary function, oncologic emergencies, the scientific basis for practice, health promotion, and professional performance.
  • Consistent outline format provides a quick-reference review that begins with theory and continues through the steps of the nursing process.
  • Emphasis on QSEN competencies is designed to reduce errors, with a focus on safety and evidence-based practice including Safety Alerts for cancer chemotherapy drugs.
  • Updates on cancer treatment and related nursing care include the most current and accurate information, preparing you for the OCN exam and for enhanced clinical practice.

Table of Contents

  • Part One: The Care Continuum

    1. Epidemiology, Prevention, and Health Promotion
    2. Screening and Early Detection
    3. Survivorship
    4. Palliative and End-of-life Care
    5. Navigation Across the Cancer Continuum
    6. Communication and Shared Decision-Making

    Part Two: Scientific Basis for Practice

    7. Carcinogenesis
    8. Immunology
    9. Precision Medicine
    10. Genetic Risk Factors
    11. Clinical Trials
    12. Bone and Soft Tissue Cancers
    13. Breast Cancer
    14. Gastrointestinal Cancers
    15. Genitourinary Cancers
    16. Head and Neck Cancers
    17. HIV-Related Cancers
    18. Leukemia
    19. Lung Cancer
    20. Lymphoma
    21. Multiple Myeloma
    22. Neurologic System Cancers
    23. Reproductive System Cancers
    24. Skin Cancers

    Part Three: Treatment Modalities

    25. Surgery
    26. Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    27. Radiation Therapy
    28. Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapy
    29. Biotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Targeted Therapies
    30. Support Therapies and Access Devices

    Part Four: Palliation of Symptoms

    31. Pharmacologic Interventions
    32. Complementary and Alternative Modalities
    33. Cardiovascular Symptoms
    34. Cognitive Symptoms
    35. Endocrine Symptoms
    36. Fatigue
    37. Gastrointestinal Symptoms
    38. Genitourinary Symptoms
    39. Hematologic and Immune Symptoms
    40. Integumentary Symptoms
    41. Musculoskeletal Symptoms
    42. Neurologic Symptoms
    43. Nutrition Issues
    44. Pain
    45. Respiratory Symptoms
    46. Sleep Disturbances

    Part Five: Psychosocial Dimensions of Care

    47. Altered Body Image
    48. Caregiver Burden
    49. Cultural and Spiritual Care
    50. Psychosocial Considerations
    51. Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

    Part Six: Oncologic Emergencies

    52. Metabolic Emergencies
    53. Structural Emergencies

    Part Seven: Professional Practice

    54. Standards of Practice and Professional Performance
    55. Evidence-Based Practice
    56. Principles of Education and Learning
    57. Legal Issues
    58. Ethical Issues
    59. Professional Issues
    60. Compassion Fatigue


Product details

  • No. of pages: 576
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2019
  • Published: October 9, 2019
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323595452
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323608626
  • About the Author

    Oncology Nursing Society

    About the Editor

    Jeannine M. Brant

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Oncology Nurse Specialist, Director and Lead Scientist, Collaborative Science and Innovation, Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana