Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice Author Martha Polovich
ISBN-10 1935864335
Release 2014
Pages 480
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Order your copy of the fourth edition of the best-selling resource used by more than 101,000 healthcare professionals since 2009 and keep up-to-date on the latest chemotherapy, biotherapy, and targeted agents. This new edition of the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice has been revised and updated to reflect the current procedures and practices in your specialty. You'll find that this latest edition incorporates a number of significant changes. To help you find the content and information that you need quickly and easily, the text has been reorganized and is now divided into 11 chapters ranging from an overview of cancer and cancer treatment and principles of antineoplastic therapy to post-treatment care and competencies in chemotherapy administration. Patient education information has also been expanded in the new edition to emphasize importance of education in patient care. And, finally, look for new information on chemotherapy sequencing and updates on the nursing management of treatment side effects.As with previous editions, the guidelines strives to bring you the latest details on approved drugs, standards of practice, and available evidence. Make sure to update your library with this latest edition of one of the most trusted and widely used resources for practicing oncology nurses.



Plumer s Principles and Practice of Intravenous Therapy

Plumer s Principles and Practice of Intravenous Therapy Author Ada Lawrence Plumer
ISBN-10 0781759447
Release 2007
Pages 753
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Disc contains drug monographs on more than 100 intravenous agents in a printable format for patient teaching and 11 appendices with information on continuing education, governmental regulations, and other subjects relevant to infusion therapy.



Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing

Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing Author ONS
ISBN-10 9781455776597
Release 2015-02-10
Pages 624
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There’s no other OCN® Exam review resource like it! The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition is the only review book for the OCN Examination developed in collaboration with Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Based on the latest test blueprint for the OCN Exam, this book covers the entire scope of practice for oncology nursing — in an outline format that emphasizes important information and streamlines your review. Edited by Joanne Itano, a certified oncology nurse, The Core Curriculum is recognized as the definitive review tool for the OCN exam. Whether you’re preparing for your initial OCN certification or getting recertified, you cannot do without this resource! Definitive preparation guide for the OCN® Examination is developed in collaboration with, and endorsed by, the Oncology Nursing Society, the parent organization of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), which administers the OCN Examination. Coverage of the entire scope of oncology care includes quality of life, protective mechanisms, gastrointestinal and urinary function, cardiopulmonary function, oncologic emergencies, the scientific basis for practice, health promotion, and professional performance. Nearly 60 colorful illustrations and more than 150 summary tables explain complex concepts in oncology nursing, including up-to-date cancer staging information. Coverage of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions includes both traditional and alternative therapies. Outline format provides a quick-reference review that begins with theory and continues through the steps of the nursing process. NEW! Revised and updated content reflects the latest OCN® Examination test blueprint. NEW! Updates on cancer treatment and related nursing care include the most current and accurate information, preparing you for exams and for clinical practice. NEW! Emphasis on QSEN competencies is designed to reduce errors in oncology nursing practice with a focus on safety and evidence-based practice, including a Safety Alert icon and a High-Alert Medications icon for cancer chemotherapy drugs. NEW! Coverage of application of the nursing process is streamlined to emphasize collaborative problems, goal setting, interventions, and evaluation.



Plumer s Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy

Plumer s Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy Author Sharon M. Weinstein
ISBN-10 9781451188851
Release 2014-04-02
Pages 816
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The Ninth Edition of Plumer's Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy provides clear, concise coverage of basic and advanced infusion procedures. Rely on this new edition for the most current coverage of intravenous therapy function, procedures, standards, and equipment, along with practical new features and emphasis on safety considerations, as well as evidence-based practice. The book begins with an overview of IV therapy, including how to minimize risk and enhance performance, and then addresses assessment and monitoring;clinical decision making; patient specific therapies, and infusion therapy for children, the elderly, and across the continuum of care.



Pediatric Hematology Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources

Pediatric Hematology Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources Author Daniela Cristina Stefan
ISBN-10 9781461438915
Release 2013-11-18
Pages 415
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Typically, manuals of pediatric hematology-oncology are written by specialists from high-income countries, and usually target an audience with a sub-specialist level of training, often assisted by cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment facilities. However, approximately 80% of new cases of cancer in children appear in mid- and low-income countries. Almost invariably, general practitioners or general pediatricians without special training in oncology will look after children with malignancies who enter the health care system in these countries. The diagnostic facilities are usually limited, as are the treatment options. The survival figures in these conditions are somewhere below 20%, while in high-income countries they are in the range of 80% for many childhood cancers. Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources is the only book of its kind to provide specific guidance applicable to limited resource settings and builds up from the foundation of general practitioner or general pediatrician competence. Written and edited by leaders in the field, this manual educates physicians on the essential components of the discipline, filtered through the experience of specialists from developing countries, with immediate applicability in the specific healthcare environment in these countries.​



Chemo Fog

Chemo Fog Author Robert B. Raffa
ISBN-10 9781441963062
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 216
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Cancer patients have benefitted greatly from recent advances in the drugs, dose regimens, and combinations used to treat their primary tumor and for the treatment or prevention of spread of their disease. Due to the advances in chemotherapy and other aspects of prevention, early detection, and treatment modalities, an increasing percentage of patients are surviving the disease. For some types of cancer, the majority of patients live decades beyond their diagnosis. For this they are forever thankful and appreciative of the drugs that helped lead to this increased survival rate. But no drug is devoid of adverse effects. This also applies to chemotherapeutic agents. The acute cytotoxic effects of these agents are well known––indeed are often required for their therapeutic benefit. The chronic adverse effects are varied and in some cases less well known. With the increase in survival rates, there has emerged a new awareness of these chronic adverse effects.



Oncology Nursing in the Ambulatory Setting

Oncology Nursing in the Ambulatory Setting Author Patricia Corcoran Buchsel
ISBN-10 0763714747
Release 2005
Pages 448
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This book provides the very lastest in position statements, and new, forward-thinking in administrative strategies. Addresses fiscal management of outpatient cancer centers, including financial systems models, use of CPT codes, cost effectivness and clinical applications of evidence-based practice guidelines.



2015 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook

2015 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook Author Gail M. Wilkes
ISBN-10 9781284059304
Release 2015-04-17
Pages 1506
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Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2015 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration.



2012 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook

2012 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook Author Gail M. Wilkes
ISBN-10 9781449686192
Release 2011-12-29
Pages 1500
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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Written expressly for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2012 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration. Completely revised and updated, the 2012 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes: * New drug entries and revisions * Specific drugs described in terms of their mechanism of action, metabolism, drug interactions, laboratory effects/interference, and special considerations * The most important and common drug side effects * Greater discussion of fundamentals of malignant transformation, new molecular targets, and drugs in the pipeline



Cancer Nursing Principles and Practice

Cancer Nursing  Principles and Practice Author Connie Henke Yarbro
ISBN-10 9781449657819
Release 2010-11-15
Pages 1946
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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. A new and revised version of this best-selling reference! For over eighteen years, best-selling Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice has provided oncology nurses with the latest information on new trends in the rapidly changing science of oncology. Now, in its Seventh Edition, Cancer Nursing has been completely revised and updated to reflect key new developments. New topics covered include targeted therapy, hypersensitivity reactions, mucositis, and family and caregiver issues. With 27 new chapters featuring insights from key authors, the Seventh Edition is a must-have resource for every oncology nurse.



Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy

Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Author Bruce A. Chabner
ISBN-10 9781451148206
Release 2011-12-07
Pages 848
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Updated to include the newest drugs and those currently in development, this Fifth Edition is a comprehensive reference on the preclinical and clinical pharmacology of anticancer agents. Organized by drug class, the book provides the latest information on all drugs and biological agents—their mechanisms of action, interactions with other agents, toxicities, side effects, and mechanisms of resistance. The authors explain the rationale for use of drugs in specific schedules and combinations and offer guidelines for dose adjustment in particular situations. This edition's introduction includes timely information on general strategies for drug usage, the science of drug discovery and development, economic and regulatory aspects of cancer drug development, and principles of pharmacokinetics. Eight new chapters have been added and more than twenty have been significantly revised. A companion website includes the fully searchable text and an image bank.



Brunner Suddarth s Textbook of Medical surgical Nursing

Brunner   Suddarth s Textbook of Medical surgical Nursing Author Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer
ISBN-10 9780781785891
Release 2010
Pages 2240
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Preparing students for successful NCLEX results and strong futures as nurses in today's world. Now in its 12th edition, Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing is designed to assist nurses in preparing for their roles and responsibilities in the medical-surgical setting and for success on the NCLEX. In the latest edition, the resource suite is complete with a robust set of premium and included ancillaries such as simulation support, adaptive testing, and a variety of digital resources helping prepare today's students for success. This leading textbook focuses on physiological, pathophysiological, and psychosocial concepts as they relate to nursing care. Brunner is known for its strong Nursing Process focus and its readability. This edition retains these strengths and incorporates enhanced visual appeal and better portability for students. Online Tutoring powered by Smarthinking--Free online tutoring, powered by Smarthinking, gives students access to expert nursing and allied health science educators whose mission, like yours, is to achieve success. Students can access live tutoring support, critiques of written work, and other valuable tools.



Fast Facts for Nurses about Home Infusion Therapy

Fast Facts for Nurses about Home Infusion Therapy Author Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826160065
Release 2017-05-26
Pages 254
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Features concise information "at a glance" along with more in-depth considerations Providing key information at a glance, this timely resource for the home care nurse, offers clear, current practice guidelines for safely delivering IV therapy within the home. Written by one of the foremost experts in the field, the guide delivers not only evidence-based information in an easy-to-access, bulleted format, but also includes more extensive descriptions, discussions, and rationale for in-depth consultation. It maintains a cogent focus on infection and complication prevention throughout, and presents directives for achieving positive patient outcomes. It also focuses on patient education—an essential component of safe home infusion therapy--and includes case studies and Q & A sections to reinforce content. The guide addresses the foundations of home infusion therapy, including infusion access devices and infusion delivery methods. Effective and safe management of dehydration, antimicrobial infusions, and parenteral nutrition are addressed along with chemotherapy, pain management, cardiac-related infusion therapy, immunoglobulin infusion, and other home infusion therapies. Home care nurses who provide direct care, home care managers and educators, and nurses who provide home care discharge planning will find this Fast Facts guide to be an invaluable learning tool. Key Features: Focuses on patient selection, education, and monitoring Delivers evidence-based recommendations Presents quick access bullet points along with more in-depth information Discusses pediatric and geriatric implications Includes case studies and critical thinking questions



Lippincott s Nursing Procedures

Lippincott s Nursing Procedures Author
ISBN-10 0781786894
Release 2009
Pages 949
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The newly revised fifth edition of this popular reference is a start-to-finish guide for more than 400 basic to advanced nursing procedures. It provides step-by-step instructions for each procedure and explains how to use and troubleshoot equipment.



2013 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook

2013 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook Author Gail M. Wilkes
ISBN-10 9781449698577
Release 2012-12-17
Pages 1570
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Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2013 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration.



Oncology Nursing Secrets

Oncology Nursing Secrets Author Rose A. Gates
ISBN-10 0323044573
Release 2008
Pages 658
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Using a question-and-answer format, this book provides practical pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade to enhance your oncology nursing skills and aid in effective decision-making when caring for your patients. Written by experts in the field, this reference provides insightful answers, bulleted lists, and tables so you get the best information in an easy-to-read format. Keep it on hand every day in the clinical setting, use it to review for certification, or add it to your professional library at home! The 75 Top Secrets, listed in the front of the book, highlight the key points you should know about oncology nursing. Key Points boxes in each chapter outline important points to remember. Internet Resources boxes direct you to more information on a variety of topics via the web. Versatile question-and-answer format, written by experts in the field, makes this book great for both the experienced and new nurse. A chapter on sleep-wake disturbances enables you to help patients get the rest they need. Expanded content in chapters on carcinogenesis and genetics, biologic and targeted therapy, leukemia and myeloidyplastic syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation provides a deeper look into these important aspects of oncology nursing.



Cancer Nursing

Cancer Nursing Author Connie Henke Yarbro
ISBN-10 9781284055979
Release 2016-09-19
Pages 2200
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Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition continues as the gold standard in oncology nursing. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it has remained the definitive reference on the rapidly changing science and practice of oncology nursing for more than 25 years. Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest research and developments in the care of patients with cancer, the Eighth Edition includes new chapters on the biology of cancer, sleep disorders, and palliative care across the cancer continuum. The Eighth Edition also includes significant updates to the basic science chapters to reflect recent increases in scientific knowledge, especially relating to genes and cancer. Also heavily revised are the sections devoted to the dynamics of cancer prevention, detection, and diagnosis, as well as treatment, oncologic emergencies, end of life care, and professional and legal issues for oncology nurses.