By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN®

Learn how you can become proficient in managing oncologic emergencies in Saturday’s session, Oncologic Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach.”

Two advance practice nurses will use case studies to help attendees become proficient in managing two different situations.

  • Juanita Madison, MN, RN, AOCN® will present the pathophysiology, medical management, and key nursing considerations in caring for the patient with metastatic spinal cord compression. Attendees will be able to describe the clinical presentation and progression of this emergency, as well as diagnostic tools and goals of care for these patients.
  • Martha Lassiter, RN, MSN, AOCNS®, BMTCN™ will educate attendees on the complex tumor lysis syndrome (TLS). A patient with Burkitt’s lymphoma will set the stage for attendees to gain understanding of risk factors and strategies for prevention of TLS. At the conclusion of this session, oncology nurses will be able to recognize patients at increased risk for TLS, and play a key role in the prevention of progression of this syndrome.

It is imperative that every nurse caring for patients with cancer understand the importance of recognizing oncologic emergencies such as metastatic spinal cord compression and tumor lysis syndrome, and know his or her role in the prevention and management of these emergencies. Attend this session live in Orlando or join remotely through Congress Live Streaming.

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