Oncology Nursing Secrets / Edition 3

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Using a question-and-answer format, this book provides practical pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade to enhance your oncology nursing skills and aid in effective decision-making when caring for your patients. Written by experts in the field, this reference provides insightful answers, bulleted lists, and tables so you get the best information in an easy-to-read format. Keep it on hand every day in the clinical setting, use it to review for certification, or add it to your professional library at home!
  • The 75 Top Secrets, listed in the front of the book, highlight the key points you should know about oncology nursing.
  • Key Points boxes in each chapter outline important points to remember.
  • Internet Resources boxes direct you to more information on a variety of topics via the web.
  • Versatile question-and-answer format, written by experts in the field, makes this book great for both the experienced and new nurse.
  • A chapter on sleep-wake disturbances enables you to help patients get the rest they need.
  • Expanded content in chapters on carcinogenesis and genetics, biologic and targeted therapy, leukemia and myeloidyplastic syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation provides a deeper look into these important aspects of oncology nursing.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Melody L. McKinney, DNS, RN (Indiana State University)
Description: This oncology reference provides an overview of information essential for the nursing care of persons with cancer in an easy to use, question and answer format. The third edition, extensively updated and revised, includes new information on sleep-wake disturbances, caregiver care, genetics, targeted therapy, myelodysplastic syndrome, thrombosis, and expert advice on strategies for effective oncologic decision making.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide oncology nurses with quick and easy access to practical and relevant information that will enhance nursing care and symptom management for their patients.
Audience: The book was written specifically for busy oncology nurses who contribute to the care of cancer patients and thus need clinically relevant information at their fingertips. The more than 90 contributing authors include a well credentialed mix of nurses, physicians, and other clinicians essential to the field of oncology nursing.
Features: The seven broad sections include a cancer overview; cancer treatments; hematological malignancies; solid tumors; symptom management; oncologic emergencies; and caring for the person with cancer. Each section contains multiple chapters that include information boxes on key points and Internet resources and a bibliography. Along with the unique question and answer format, other features include a large number of tables and figures that present clinically relevant information. The book ends with a comprehensive index.
Assessment: As a practical, concise, and up-to-date clinical reference and educational text, this is a significant contribution to oncology nursing. Written by experts, the book's timely, evidence-based content and strong clinical focus make it valuable for both novice and expert oncology nurses in a variety of practice settings. The new edition is justified by the extensive updates and revisions, including new information in the relevant areas of caregiver care, oncologic decision making, genetics, targeted therapy, and treatment complications. The book is a must-have for every oncology unit or clinic and is recommended for every oncology nurse's personal use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323044578
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/6/2007
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 598,411
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Colorado Springs, CO

Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO

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Table of Contents


1. Carcinogenesis and Genetics

2. Cancer Prevention and Detection

3. Diagnosis and Staging


4. Surgical Oncology

5. Radiation Therapy

6. Principles of Chemotherapy

7. Tips for Administering Chemotherapy

8. Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant

9. Biologic and Targeted Therapy

10. Clinical Trials

11. Blood Components

12. Vascular Access Devices (VAD)

13. Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Therapies


14. Hodgkin Lymphoma

15. Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

16. Multiple Myeloma

17. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma


18. AIDS-related Malignancies

19. Bladder Cancer

20. Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

21. Brain Tumors

22. Breast Cancer

23. Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

24. Endocrine Cancers

25. Gastric, Pancreatic, Hepatocellular and Gallbladder Cancers

26. Gynecologic Cancers

27. Head and Neck Cancers

28. Lung Cancer

29. Malignant Melanoma

30. Prostate Cancer

31. Renal Cell Carcinoma

32. Testicular Cancer

33. Cancer of Unknown Primary Sites (CUPs)


34. Depression, Distress, and Anxiety

35. Diarrhea and Constipation

36. Fatigue

37. Lymphedema

38. Mucositis

39. Nausea and Vomiting

40. Nutritional Support

41. Organ Toxicities and Late Effects

42. Pain Management

43. Palliative Care

44. Sexuality

45. Sleep-Wake Disturbances


46. Cardiac Tamponade

47. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

48. Hypercalcemia of Malignancy (HCM)

49. Infections in Cancer Patients

50. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

51. Spinal Cord Compression

52. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

53. Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS)


54. Cancer and Pregnancy

55. Culture and Ethnicity

56. Religion and Spirituality

57. Family and Caregiver Coping

58. Survivorship

59. Hospice Care

60. Advance Directives, End of Life Decisions, and Ethical Dilemmas

61. Caring for the Caregiver

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