Episode 210: Oncologic Emergencies 101: Spinal Cord Compression

“We call it an oncologic emergency for a reason. Even though it’s usually not life threatening, the longer we wait, the more debilitating and devastating the side effects will be,” ONS member Jennifer Webster, MN, RN, AOCNS®, MPH, clinical nurse specialist at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and member of the Metro Atlanta ONS Chapter, said during her conversation with Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS. The nurses talked about the importance of early identification and intervention for malignant spinal cord compression and other nursing considerations for the oncologic emergency. This episode is a part of a series about oncologic emergencies; the previous episodes are linked below. You can also earn free NCPD contact hours by completing the evaluation linked below.

Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod

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The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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