Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses

Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses
3rd Ed.
2018 © Oncology Nursing Society
Marcelle Kaplan, MS, RN, CNS
ISBN-13: 978-1-63593-024-5
Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Nursing


As the number of individuals living with cancer increases, so does the potential for serious complications from the disease or treatment. The need is stronger than ever for definitive information on effective interventions when an oncologic emergency occurs to prevent devastating functional losses and reduce the risk of death.

Thoroughly updated and expanded, the third edition of Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses is a comprehensive yet practical guide to understanding and managing oncologic emergencies from the nursing perspective. Featuring “Fast Facts” sections in each chapter and extensive tables and figures to highlight key content, this text will enable nurses to:

  • • Identify which patients are at increased risk for oncologic emergencies
  • • Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with the complications
  • • Understand the underlying pathophysiologic processes
  • • Learn pertinent diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic interventions
  • • Assess patients appropriately
  • • Apply nursing management strategies across a continuum from acute through chronic care and rehabilitation.

The increased use of targeted and immunologic therapies is resulting in increased risk of severe or fatal skin reactions. A new chapter on cutaneous toxicities provides valuable information to help nurses recognize and manage these reactions quickly. This book is an essential resource for nurses and other professionals, providing the knowledge needed to enhance patient outcomes when an oncologic emergency occurs.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Oncologic emergencies can occur any time during the cancer continuum, as a result of a malignancy, its treatment, or as a long-term consequence. This comprehensive, well written resource provides a clear picture of the etiology, treatment, and care management of 10 major oncologic emergencies. A wealth of practical information is succinctly presented along with helpful figures, tables, and references. This book is a valuable source of information with potential to enhance the cancer patient's quantity and quality of life."

-- Melody McKinney, DNS, RN (Indiana State University) Doody's Review - previous edition


Designed as a comprehensive resource on oncologic emergencies for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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