Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 6th Edition
The only OCN® Exam review developed in collaboration with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 6th Edition is the must-have OCN® certification review resources. This essential guide covers the entire scope of practice for oncology nursing and reflects important changes in the dynamic field of cancer treatment and care. The thoroughly revised sixth edition follows the latest test blueprint for the OCN® Exam and is presented in a streamlined outline format to help you focus on the most important information. Recognized as the definitive resource for concepts and practice in oncology nursing, this is the #1 review tool when preparing for OCN® certification!
- This definitive study resource for the OCN® Examination is the only such resource developed in collaboration with and endorsed by the Oncology Nursing Society.
- Coverage of the entire scope of oncology care includes quality of life, protective mechanisms, gastrointestinal and urinary function, cardiopulmonary function, oncologic emergencies, the scientific basis for practice, health promotion, and professional performance.
- Consistent outline format provides a quick-reference review that begins with theory and continues through the steps of the nursing process.
- Emphasis on QSEN competencies is designed to reduce errors, with a focus on safety and evidence-based practice including Safety Alerts for cancer chemotherapy drugs.
- Updates on cancer treatment and related nursing care include the most current and accurate information, preparing you for the OCN exam and for enhanced clinical practice.
- NEW! Content has been updated throughout to reflect the most recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) role delineation study, the latest OCN® Examination test blueprint, and important findings in cancer treatment and related nursing care, backed by the latest research evidence.
- NEW! Chapters reflect the latest ONS information on nurse navigation, communication and shared decision-making, precision medicine, immunotherapy, cognitive and endocrine symptoms, and compassion fatigue.
- NEW! Enhanced use of color in tables, boxes, and outlines improves visual appeal and learning.
Part One: The Care Continuum
1. Epidemiology, Prevention, and Health Promotion 2. Screening and Early Detection 3. Survivorship 4. Palliative and End-of-life Care 5. Navigation Across the Cancer Continuum 6. Communication and Shared Decision-Making
Part Two: Scientific Basis for Practice
7. Carcinogenesis 8. Immunology 9. Precision Medicine 10. Genetic Risk Factors 11. Clinical Trials 12. Bone and Soft Tissue Cancers 13. Breast Cancer 14. Gastrointestinal Cancers 15. Genitourinary Cancers 16. Head and Neck Cancers 17. HIV-Related Cancers 18. Leukemia 19. Lung Cancer 20. Lymphoma 21. Multiple Myeloma 22. Neurologic System Cancers 23. Reproductive System Cancers 24. Skin Cancers
Part Three: Treatment Modalities
25. Surgery 26. Blood and Marrow Transplantation 27. Radiation Therapy 28. Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapy 29. Biotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Targeted Therapies 30. Support Therapies and Access Devices
Part Four: Palliation of Symptoms
31. Pharmacologic Interventions 32. Complementary and Alternative Modalities 33. Cardiovascular Symptoms 34. Cognitive Symptoms 35. Endocrine Symptoms 36. Fatigue 37. Gastrointestinal Symptoms 38. Genitourinary Symptoms 39. Hematologic and Immune Symptoms 40. Integumentary Symptoms 41. Musculoskeletal Symptoms 42. Neurologic Symptoms 43. Nutrition Issues 44. Pain 45. Respiratory Symptoms 46. Sleep Disturbances
Part Five: Psychosocial Dimensions of Care
47. Altered Body Image 48. Caregiver Burden 49. Cultural and Spiritual Care 50. Psychosocial Considerations 51. Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
Part Six: Oncologic Emergencies
52. Metabolic Emergencies 53. Structural Emergencies
Part Seven: Professional Practice
54. Standards of Practice and Professional Performance 55. Evidence-Based Practice 56. Principles of Education and Learning 57. Legal Issues 58. Ethical Issues 59. Professional Issues 60. Compassion Fatigue
ONS and Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana