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Oncology Nursing

Course Description

Oncologic Emergencies is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of some common oncologic emergencies including risk factors, pathophysiology, presenting signs and symptoms and the nursing role in the management of the acutely ill patient.

Required Readings

Myers, J.S. Complications of cancer and cancer treatment. . In M.E. Langhorne, J.S. Fulton & S.E. Otto (Eds.). Oncology nursing (5th ed.). (402-453) St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

Call number: RC 266 .053 2007


Recommended Readings

McCurdy, M.T. & Shanholtz, C.B. (2012). Oncologic emergencies. Critical care medicine 40(7). 2212-2222.


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Additional Resources

Oncology Nursing Society eBooks (accessible via intranet):

1. Cancer Basics (2010) 

2. Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations 4th Ed. (2014)

3. Palliative Practices From A–Z for the Bedside Clinician 2nd Ed. (2008)

4. A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management 2nd Ed. (2015)

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Citation help

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