Putting Evidence Into Practice: A Pocket Guide to Cancer Symptom Management
From the team that has brought you the Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) resources since 2006 comes the first-ever pocket-sized book containing everything you need to immediately improve patient care. Featuring the latest evidence on 19 symptom management topics, this book provides a quick-reference guide to help clinicians identify which interventions have demonstrated effectiveness against the following symptoms and side effects.
- Caregiver strain and burden
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Cognitive impairment
- Diarrhea (chemotherapy- and radiation-induced)
- Hot flashes
- Pain (acute, breakthrough, chronic, and refractory/intractable)
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Prevention of infection (general and transplant)
- Skin reactions
- Sleep-wake disturbances
The book is an essential tool for ensuring quality care of patients with cancer and was designed for easy carrying and referencing during your day-to-day direct patient care. Each chapter outlines the nature, incidence, and impact of the symptom for patients with cancer; factors that create the highest risk; key aspects of assessment and identification of some assessment tools; intervention evidence; and suggestions for application in practice. Get the most current evidence-based information on common cancer symptoms and treatment side effects in this new, easy-to-carry guide.
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