Oncology Nursing Clinical Reference

Oncology Nursing Clinical Reference

By Shirley E. Otto, MSN, CRNI, AOCN, Consultant, Formerly Clinical Nurse Specialist, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, KS


Unit I: General Cancer Principles & Concepts
1. Pathophysiology
2. Genetics
3. Epidemiology
4. Prevention, Screening, and Detection (PSD)
5. Diagnostic & Staging
6. Research and Cancer Clinical Trials

Unit II: Cancer Types
7. Brain and CNS Cancers
8. Breast Cancer
9. Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers
Colorectal
Esophagus
Gallbladder
Gastric
Liver
Pancreas
Small Intestine
10. Genitourinary Cancers
Bladder
Penile
Prostate
Renal
Testicular
11. Gynecological Cancers
Cervix
Ovary
Uterus
Vagina
Vulva
Fallopian Tube
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)
12. Head and Neck Cancers
13. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and related cancers
14. Leukemia
Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Hairy Cell Leukemia
15. Lung Cancers
16. Lymphoma
Hodgkin?s Disease
Non-Hodgkin?s Lymphoma
17. Multiple Myeloma
18. Skin Cancers
Basal Cell Cancer
Squamous Cell Cancer
Malignant Melanoma
19. Pediatric Cancers
Leukemia
Osteogenic Sarcoma
Ewing?s Sarcoma
Neuroblastoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Retinblastoma
Brain and Intraspinal Malignancies
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (MHL)
Hodgkins Disease (HD)
Wilms? Tumor

Unit III: Cancer Treatment, Therapies, And Management
20. Surgical Oncology
21. Radiation Therapy
22. Chemotherapy
23. Biotherapy
24. Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
25. Pharmacological and Infusion Therapies
Antiemetics
Blood and Blood Products, Transfusion Therapies
Vascular Access Devices
26. Complementary, Alternative Therapies and Herbal Medicines
27. Hormonal Therapy
28. Nutrition
29. Symptom Management
Alopecia
Ascites
Constipation
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Hemorrhagic Cystitis
Myelosuppression (Anemia, Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia)
Mucositits, Stomatitis
Nausea and Vomiting
Pain Management
Peripheral Neuropathy
Reproductive and Sexuality Issues
Skin Care
Xerostomia
30. Hospice and Palliative Care
31. Grief and Bereavement Issues

Unit IV: Oncologic Emergencies
32. Oncologic Emergencies
Anaphylaxis, Hypersensitivity
Cardiac Tamponade
Carotid Artery Rupture
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Hypercalcemia
Increased Intracranial Pressure
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Septic Shock
Spinal Cord Compression
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Syndrome Inappropriate Antiduretic Hormone
Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Unit V: Resources
33. Cancer Resources
Dressings, Equipment, Infusion Pumps
Patient, Family, Caregiver Organizations and Resources
Pharmaceutical Indigent Drug Programs
Professional Organizations

Appendix: Commonly Used Medications