• Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
(1 pharm hour)
Author(s): Ellen Carr, Rn, MSN, AOCN
Peer Reviewer(s): Mary Louise Kanaskie, PhD, RN, AOCN
Item#: N1505
Contents: 1 Course Book (82 pages)
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Complications of Cancer and Cancer Treatment

Price $14.95
Item # N1505
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PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with accreditation criteria, content hours will not be awarded for completion of this course beyond 8/31/2017.

Expiration Date: August 31, 2017

Cancer affects everyone – the recipient of the diagnosis, the caregiver, and concerned and frightened loved ones. Patients, however, remain the focus of nursing care. To provide this care, a nurse requires skill and a solid and updated knowledge base for membership in a team that targets prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Nurses also provide patients and families with insight into obvious and nuanced issues of symptom management, support, and the navigation of increasingly complicated healthcare systems. This course discusses the complications associated with cancer treatments and oncologic emergencies.

This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1460 Cancer Nursing: A Solid Foundation for Practice, 3rd Edition.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the most common side effects associated with cancer treatment along with the appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of the most common oncology emergencies and interventions for each emergency.

Ellen Carr, RN, MSN, AOCN, is currently surgical nurse case manager at the Moores Cancer Center of the University of California, San Diego. She has been a healthcare writer for the past 25 years, specializing in clinical nursing, therapeutic and diagnostic technologies, and patient advocacy. She continues to contribute to communication projects championing clinical oncology nurses, evidence-based research, and oncology nurse navigator practice standards.  

Ellen Carr graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a BS in journalism, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts, with an MSN in oncology nursing. She holds advanced oncology nursing certification from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and is a local and national member of ONS.
Mary Louise Kanaskie, PhD, RN, AOCN, is a nurse educator and professional development specialist with more than 30 years of experience in oncology nursing and professional development. Currently, she is the coordinator of the nurse residency program at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Kanaskie guides evidence-based practice projects. In addition, Dr. Kanaskie designs and implements basic and advanced education programs related to oncology and palliative care. She lectures in oncology nursing core review courses on the topic of cancer pain management, the biology of cancer, chemotherapy and biotherapy, and ethical decision making.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.