Episode 203: Oncologic Emergencies 101: Increased Intracranial Pressure
Elevated intracranial pressure is a life-threatening cancer complication, but oncology nurses can take steps to prevent and recognize it in their patients. ONS member Mary Elizabeth Davis, DNP, RN, AOCNS®, clinical nurse specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, and member of the New York City ONS Chapter, talks with Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, about the latest nursing strategies for increased intracranial pressure, a situation that can occur with a brain tumor, abscess, infection, or other conditions that increases or obstructs cerebrospinal fluid or blood flow in the brain. This episode is part of a series about oncologic emergencies; the previous episodes are linked in the episode notes. You can also earn free NCPD contact hours by completing the evaluation linked in the episode notes.