Designed to keep pace with the many demands and challenges placed upon the oncology and medical-surgical nurse, this handy resource contains "must-know" oncology information in a quick access format. Using a symptom-management approach to oncology nursing, this easy-to-use reference features succinct coverage of common types of cancer, including a chapter on pediatric cancers. The drug information section of the book and appendix features content from the Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2004.
- Practical, clinical information provided in a concise outline format.
- Clear, consistent organization makes information easy to find.
- Topics are listed at the beginning of each chapter with corresponding book pages numbers to facilitate ease of use.
- Written by an experienced practitioner and author.
- Oncologic Emergencies chapter details 12 different emergencies.
- Covers important end-of-life and psychosocial issues with chapters on Hospice & Palliative Care and Grief & Bereavement Issues.
- Includes chapters on support therapies such as Complementary, Alternative, & Herbal Medicine, Hormonal Therapy, and Nutrition.
- Symptom Management chapter helps practitioners identify and share important comfort information with patients.
- Appendix includes the most commonly prescribed chemotherapeutic agents and pain medications for cancer patients.
- Spiral binding allows easy carrying and reference while in a clinical setting.
Unit I: General Cancer Principles & Concepts
4. Prevention, Screening, and Detection (PSD)
5. Diagnostic & Staging
6. Research and Cancer Clinical Trials
Unit II: Cancer Types
7. Brain and CNS Cancers
8. Breast Cancer
9. Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers
10. Genitourinary Cancers
11. Gynecological Cancers
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)
12. Head and Neck Cancers
13. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and related cancers
Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Hairy Cell Leukemia
15. Lung Cancers
17. Multiple Myeloma
18. Skin Cancers
Basal Cell Cancer
Squamous Cell Cancer
19. Pediatric Cancers
Brain and Intraspinal Malignancies
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (MHL)
Hodgkins Disease (HD)
Unit III: Cancer Treatment, Therapies, And Management
20. Surgical Oncology
21. Radiation Therapy
24. Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
25. Pharmacological and Infusion Therapies
Blood and Blood Products, Transfusion Therapies
Vascular Access Devices
26. Complementary, Alternative Therapies and Herbal Medicines
27. Hormonal Therapy
29. Symptom Management
Myelosuppression (Anemia, Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia)
Nausea and Vomiting
Reproductive and Sexuality Issues
30. Hospice and Palliative Care
31. Grief and Bereavement Issues
Unit IV: Oncologic Emergencies
32. Oncologic Emergencies
Carotid Artery Rupture
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Increased Intracranial Pressure
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Spinal Cord Compression
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Syndrome Inappropriate Antiduretic Hormone
Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Unit V: Resources
33. Cancer Resources
Dressings, Equipment, Infusion Pumps
Patient, Family, Caregiver Organizations and Resources
Pharmaceutical Indigent Drug Programs
Appendix: Commonly Used Medications