Episode 212: When Cancer Care Gets Complex: Those Other Oncologic Emergencies
When it comes to oncologic emergencies, early identification and intervention achieves the best outcomes, but some emergencies are harder to recognize. “Oncology nurses are often the first to pick up on important symptoms of serious complications,” Laura Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN®, nurse practitioner at the University of California, San Francisco, said. Zitella joined Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, to talk about recognizing less common complications seen in patients with cancer, such as adrenal crisis, pulmonary embolism, and malignant small bowel obstructions. She also presented on the topic at the 47th Annual ONS Congress® in Anaheim, CA, on April 27, 2022. The advertising messages in this episode are paid for by Breast Cancer Index.
Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod
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Check out these resources from today’s episode:
- NCPD contact hours are not available for this episode.
- Learn more about Laura’s session at ONS Congress, and watch it on demand from May 23–June 30, 2022, to earn 2.00 NCPD contact hours.
- Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing articles:
- ONS Voice article: The Case of the Post-Transplant Pulmonary Problem
- ONS Immunotherapy Wallet Cards
- ONS Guidelines™ for Opioid-Induced and Non–Opioid-Related Cancer Constipation
- Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Clinical Practice Guideline on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor–Related Adverse Events
- Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events in Patients Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy: ASCO Guideline Update
- NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.
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