Oncology emergencies are dangerous complications resulting from cancer. Conditions covered in this course include the more common emergencies, such as sepsis and tumor lysis syndrome, with mention of more rare conditions, such as superior vena cava syndrome and malignant spinal cord compression. Coagulation emergencies, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation, are discussed as well as metabolic emergencies of electrolyte disturbances.
Emergent situations require prompt and thorough communication among interprofessional healthcare team members for more positive outcomes.
The goal of this course is to provide nurses, laboratory professionals, and radiology technologists in the acute care setting with an overview of what constitutes an oncology emergency and current best practice interventions and recommendations.
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.
Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE is a SME writer for Relias with over 16 years of acute care experience in nursing. She is licensed as a professional registered nurse in the State of New York. She obtained her OCN certification in 2008. She has served in several leadership roles in the acute care setting, within the Medical Surgical Division, mentoring nurses in renal and oncology specialties and in the role of nurse educator. She has been involved in various institutional committees and quality improvement projects. Monica earned a master’s degree in nursing education from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In 2017 she obtained a CNE certification by the National League for Nursing. Monica is passionate about professional nursing standards, fostering an environment of continuous lifelong learning as an instrument to improve patient care.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Oncology Emergencies
Management of DIC
Management of Infectious Complications
Management of TLS
Other Oncology Emergencies
Spinal Cord Compression
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
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