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Hypercalcemia can have serious implications for your patients. Learn to assess your patients for the symptoms of hypercalcemia, and provide evidence-based care to those at risk for or experiencing this side effect. 

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Course Topics

  • Incidence
  • Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Manifestations
  • Risk Factors
  • Assessment
  • Interventions: pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic
  • Nursing Management
  • Patient and Family Education

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate an increase in knowledge of the assessment and management of hypercalcemia.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, APNs and non-oncology nurses who care for patients with cancer.

ILNA Breakdown

2.5 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 2.5 points: Oncologic Emergencies

2.5 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 2.5 points: Post Transplant Issues

Learning Objectives

  • Identify clinical indicators of hypercalcemia of malignancy in oncology patients.
  • Describe assessment and treatment strategies in the care of the oncology patient with hypercalcemia of malignancy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course offer pharmacology content?

Yes, this course contains some pharmacology content. View our estimated pharmcology content page for an estimate for this particular course.

Technical Requirements

For optimal performance, and to fully participate in ONS online courses, it will be necessary to use one of the browsers listed below.

Supported Browsers for Desktop or Laptop Computers*:

*Use of an earlier version will prohibit the ability to post discussions or view some materials within the course properly.

After upgrading to one of these supported browser versions, please ensure your computer is set up to support the following additional requirements before beginning the lessons.

Additional Requirements**:

**If you're using a work computer for your course, the installation of these components may require assistance from the IT department at your place of business.

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