Oncology Nursing Clinical Reference

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2004 - Medical - 507 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Brain and Central Nervous System Cancers
67
Breast Cancers
78
Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers
84
Genitourinary Cancers
104
Gynecologic Cancers
116
Head and Neck Cancers
131
Leukemia
140
Lung Cancers
148
Radiation Therapy
188
Chemotherapy
200
Biotherapy
226
Pharmacologic and Infusion Therapies
255
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
283
Hormonal Therapy
305
Symptom Management
320
Hospice and Palliative Care
349

Malignant Lymphoma
154
Multiple Myeloma 1 59
162
Pediatric Cancers
168
UNIT III
180
Oncologic Emergencies
363
Cancer Resources
399
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