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It is very important that nurse practitioners in oncology recognize patients at risk for oncologic emergencies in order to prevent, reverse or minimize life threatening complications Nurses are critical to the recognition and intervention. Experience is the key to the recognition of the potential for these emergencies.

Categories of oncologic emergencies include:

  • Neurologic
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Metabolic
  • Hematologic
  • Infectious
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Infusion Related

Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses is an essential resource on this vital topic. Written from a nursing perspective, this resource provides information on the top ten most common oncologic emergencies.

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