Recognizing and responding to oncologic emergencies

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Instructor: TBD

Length: 3 hours

This program is designed to provide nurses with current knowledge that will help them as they work with persons experiencing common metabolic and structural oncologic emergencies. It will cover hypercalcemia of malignancy, disseminated intravascular coagulation, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, tumor lysis syndrome, effusions, superior vena cava syndrome, and spinal cord compression. Participants will have an opportunity to apply this information to clinical practice through the use case studies.

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the pathophysiological bases of common oncologic emergencies.
  • Identify risk factors that are associated with common oncologic emergencies.
  • Using a case study approach, apply evidence-based approaches to the assessment and management of common oncologic emergencies.

Audience: RNs, LPNs, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators.