Episode 212: When Cancer Care Gets Complex: Those Other Oncologic Emergencies

When it comes to oncologic emergencies, early identification and intervention achieve the best outcomes, but some emergencies are harder to recognize. “Oncology nurses are often the first to pick up on important symptoms of serious complications,” Laura Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN®, nurse practitioner at the University of California, San Francisco, said. Zitella joined Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, to talk about recognizing less common complications seen in patients with cancer, such as adrenal crisis, pulmonary embolism, and malignant small bowel obstructions. She also presented on the topic at the 47th Annual ONS Congress® in Anaheim, CA, on April 27, 2022. The advertising messages in this episode are paid for by Breast Cancer Index.

Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod

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