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Author: Gail Davidson, MS, NP-C, OCN®, Joanne Lester, PhD, CNP, AOCN®, Meghan Routt, RN, MSN, GNP/ANP-BC, AOCNP®
Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN 10: 1935864297
ISBN 13: 9781935864295
eISBN: 9780000879035
Edition: 1st
Although surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for the patient diagnosed with a solid tumor, how a patient is cared for before and after surgery has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Where once surgical patients with cancer were placed in specialized care centers staffed with specially trained and certified oncology nurses, surgical oncology patients are now often found on mixed units housing similiar surgical patient populations and often in the care of nurses who are not specialized in oncology. In today's changing climate, oncology nurses work much more closely with a diverse team of healthcare professionals and having an intimate knowledge of the surgical oncology patient and treatment process has become even more important. Surgical Oncology Nursing provides you a detailed examination of surgical patients with cancer from diagnosis to survivorship. The care of the surgical patient with cancer involves a diverse healthcare team with many hands touching the patient at different stages, and the editors of this new book bring a varied set of backgrounds, from nurse navigation to advanced practice nursing. Chapters provide you with a full view of the process for a variety of patients with cancer. You'll gain details in areas such as diagnosis, preoperative and perioperative care, nutritional care, surgical wounds and ostomy care, as well as survivorship issues. In addition, you'll gain insight into implications for pediatric and geriatric patients. You'll also get details on surgical procedures used on patients with cancer, including robotic minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, intraoperative radiation therapy, and reconstructive surgery. The core of the book focuses on the surgical care needed for patients with different types of tumors. Surgical Oncology Nursing reviews a variety of tumor types, from breast cancer to skin cancer, and details the specifics for the care of each patient population. In all...
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