This essential resource for nurses offers a thorough understanding of oncologic emergencies. Guiding nurses and other healthcare providers in acute symptom management, chapters provide an in-depth discussion of the 10 most common oncologic emergencies. Included is information on 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 can also be used as a study guide for oncology nursing certification.
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