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This 1998 AJN Book of the Year presents unique coverage of the nursing care associated with over 40 of the most common oncologic emergencies. Each chapter follows a consistent format to facilitate reference, and includes a focused assessment table, patient/family teaching guidelines, and review questions.
"...each chapter covers a single emergency and includes a definition, pathophysiology, risk profile, prognosis statis- tics, assessment criteria, nursing diagnosis, usual treat- ments, nursing interventions, and much more."
Ethical Perspectives. Ethics Case Study. Acute Pancreatitis. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Airway Obstruction. Anaphylaxis from Chemotherapy. Bronchiolitis Obliterans. Carotid Artery Rupture. Diabetes Insipidus. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Esophageal Varices. Fever. Graft Vs. Host Disease. Hemorrhage Secondary to Cervical Cancer. Hemorrhagic Cystitis. Hepatic Encephalopathy. Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease. Hypercalcemia. Hyperkalemia. Hyperleukocytosis in Childhood Leukemia. Hypernatremia. Hyperuricemia. Hypokalemia. Hypomagnesemia. Hyponatremia. Increased Intracranial Pressure. Lactic Acidosis—Type B. Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome. Malignant Ascites. Malignant Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade. Malignant Pleural Effusions. Malnutrition/Cachexia. Pain Management: Somatic, Visceral, And Neuropathic. Pathologic Fracture. Perirectal Infection. Pulmonary Fibrosis. Seizures. Sepsis and Septic Shock. Spinal Cord Compression. Suicidal Ideation. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion. Tumour Lysis Syndrome. Typhlitis in Paediatrics.