Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: a Resource for Nurses
Edition 2nd edition
Publication Date 1 Jan 2013
OverviewAs 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 rise 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.Thoroughly 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; Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion; and Tumor lysis syndrome. Each chapter focuses on the epidemiology of the oncologic emergency, includes details on the pathophysiologic mechanisms, clinical manifestations, patient assessments, diagnostic evaluations, and therapeutic management modalities. Whether you're caring for patients who 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.