Oncologic Emergencies
The goal of this course is to provide nurses working with oncology patients the education necessary to recognize signs and symptoms of oncologic emergencies. The program will review treatment therapies, and risk reduction strategies. In addition, an overview of treatment options in promoting compassionate end-of-life care and the correct treatment for the (advanced stage) oncology patient will be discussed.

Course Publication Date: April 19, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Maureen Sullivan-Tevault RN, BSN, CEN, CDCES
Course No:ONCEM-22
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Oncologic Medicine
  
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss risk factors for oncology emergencies in certain patient populations (cancer specific)

  • Verbalize the pathophysiology and etiology behind various oncologic emergencies

  • Identify clinical signs and symptoms of the most common oncology emergencies

  • Outline nursing interventions associated with neutropenia precautions

  • Identify nursing guidelines for the administration of IV chemotherapy

  • Discuss patient education regarding prevention of oncology emergencies (early symptom recognition)

  • Verbalize critical differences between hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylaxis

  • Describe the oncology nurse‚Äôs role in promoting compassionate end-of-life care and the correct treatment for the (advanced stage) oncology patient.



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