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!
The 75 Top Secrets, listed in the front of the book, highlight the key points you should know about oncology nursing.
Key Points boxes in each chapter outline important points to remember.
Internet Resources boxes direct you to more information on a variety of topics via the web.
Versatile question-and-answer format, written by experts in the field, makes this book great for both the experienced and new nurse.
New to this Edition
A chapter on sleep-wake disturbances enables you to help patients get the rest they need.
Expanded content in chapters on carcinogenesis and genetics, biologic and targeted therapy, leukemia and myeloidyplastic syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation provides a deeper look into these important aspects of oncology nursing.
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
39. Nausea and Vomiting
40. Nutritional Support
41. Organ Toxicities and Late Effects
42. Pain Management
43. Palliative Care
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
59. Hospice Care
60. Advance Directives, End of Life Decisions, and Ethical Dilemmas
61. Caring for the Caregiver
By Rose A. Gates, RN, MSN, CNS, NP, PhD(c), Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Colorado Springs, CO and Regina M. Fink, RN, PhD, FAAN, AOCN, Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO