Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing - Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing - Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition


There’s no other OCN® Exam review resource like it! The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition is the only review book for the OCN Examination developed in collaboration with Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Based on the latest test blueprint for the OCN Exam, this book covers the entire scope of practice for oncology nursing — in an outline format that emphasizes important information and streamlines your review. Edited by Joanne Itano, a certified oncology nurse, The Core Curriculum is recognized as the definitive review tool for the OCN exam. Whether you’re preparing for your initial OCN certification or getting recertified, you cannot do without this resource!

    • Definitive preparation guide for the OCN® Examination is developed in collaboration with, and endorsed by, the Oncology Nursing Society, the parent organization of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), which administers the OCN Examination.
    • 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.
    • Nearly 60 colorful illustrations and more than 150 summary tables explain complex concepts in oncology nursing, including up-to-date cancer staging information.
    • Coverage of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions includes both traditional and alternative therapies.
    • Outline format provides a quick-reference review that begins with theory and continues through the steps of the nursing process.
      • NEW! Revised and updated content reflects the latest OCN® Examination test blueprint.
      • NEW! Updates on cancer treatment and related nursing care include the most current and accurate information, preparing you for exams and for clinical practice. 
      • NEW! Emphasis on QSEN competencies is designed to reduce errors in oncology nursing practice with a focus on safety and evidence-based practice, including a Safety Alert icon and a High-Alert Medications icon for cancer chemotherapy drugs. 
      • NEW! Coverage of application of the nursing process is streamlined to emphasize collaborative problems, goal setting, interventions, and evaluation.
      Part One: Health Promotion, Screening and Early Detection
      1. Epidemiology, Prevention, and Health Promotion
      2. Screening and Early Detection
      Part Two: Scientific Basis for Practice
      3. Carcinogenesis
      4. Immunology
      5. Genetic Risk Factors
      6. Research Protocols and Clinical Trials
      7. Breast Cancer
      8. Lung Cancer
      9. Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract
      10. Cancers of the Reproductive System
      11. Cancers of the Urinary System
      12. Skin Cancer
      13. Head and Neck Cancers
      14. Cancers of the Neurologic System
      15. Leukemia
      16. Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma
      17. Bone and Soft Tissue Cancers
      18. HIV-Related Cancers
      Part Three: Treatment Modalities
      19. Nursing Implication of Surgical Treatment
      20. Nursing Implications of Blood and Marrow Transplant
      21. Nursing Implications of Radiation Therapy
      22. Nursing implications of Chemotherapy
      23. Nursing implications of Targeted Therapies and Biotherapy
      24. Nursing implications of Support Therapies and Procedures
      Part Four: Symptom Management
      25. Pharmacologic Interventions
      26. Complimentary and Integrative Modalities
      27. Alterations in Hematologic and Immune Function
      28. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
      29. Alterations in Genitourinary Function
      30. Alterations in Musculoskeletal, Integumentary and Neurologic Functions
      31. Alterations in Respiratory Function
      32. Alterations in Cardiovascular Function
      33. Alterations in Nutritional Status
      34. Comfort
      Part Five: Psychosocial Dimensions of Care
      35. Cultural, Spiritual, and Religious Diversity
      36. Altered Body Image
      37. Coping Mechanisms and Skills
      38. Psychosocial Disturbances and Alterations
      39. Sexuality
      Part Six: Oncologic Emergencies
      40. Metabolic Emergencies
      41. Structural Emergencies
      Part Seven: Survivorship
      42. Survivorship
      Part Eight: Palliative and End-of-life Care
      43. Palliative and End-of-life Care
      Part Nine: Professional Practice
      44. Evidence-Based Practice and Standards of Oncology Nursing
      45. Education Process
      46. Legal Issues
      47. Ethical Issues
      48. Professional Issues
      ONS, Joanne K. Itano, PhD, RN, APRN, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana, Francisco Conde, Francisco A. Conde, PhD, AOCNS®, FAAN
      Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
      Queen’s Medical Center
      Honolulu, HI and Marlon Saria, Marlon Garzo Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS
      Clinical Nurse Specialist
      Moores Cancer Center
      University of California San Diego
      La Jolla, California
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