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Symptom management during cancer treatment is a critical component of treating patients diagnosed with cancer.

ONS Symptom Management Webcourse examines the more uncommon symptoms that patients may experience related to both their cancer and treatment. The seven symptoms discussed include delirium, nutrition, oral mucositis, pain, peripheral neuropathy, sleep/wake disturbances and thrombocytopenia. This course will explore the pathophysiology of symptoms associated with cancer treatments, apply an understanding of pathophysiology to prioritization of nursing assessment, identifying people at high risk for a symptom, and management strategies that are evidence-based and integrate nursing sensitive outcomes.

ONS PEP® - Putting Evidence into Practice are designed to provide evidence-based interventions for patient care and teaching. Interventions can be incorporated into telephone triage, policies and procedures, quality/performance improvement activities, and standards of care and order sets. Information from the resources can be integrated into orientation, educational programs, and nursing grand rounds.

A Patient’s Guide to Cancer Symptom Management helps patients and their families better understand and manage conditions commonly associated with cancer and its treatment.
  A Guide to Cancer Symptom Management provides you with the coverage of symptoms and conditions that you need. From symptoms found in older adults to common symptoms such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, cancer-related fatigue, and oral mucositis, this new book offers a complete overview of common symptoms and problems that affect patients with cancer.