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Nutritional Issues in Cancer Care

Unlike other books on nutritional oncology that focus on the nutritional needs of patients during the various forms of treatment for cancer, Nutritional Issues in Cancer Care is designed to provide you with site-specific information regarding the disease, common treatment modalities, and nutrition implications. You'll also find nutrition assessment guidelines as well as care plan guides.

The format of the book allows you to reference the nutritional concerns of a particular diagnosis quickly so you can develop a proactive plan for intervention. Chapters detail nutritional issues in cancer prevention, complementary and alternative medicine, hospice and palliative care, and more. Cancer sites covered include breast, colorectal, esophageal and gastric, head and neck, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and many more. Unique to Nutritional Issues in Cancer Care, each chapter in the book is authored by an RN and a registered dietitian, providing first-hand suggestions for the many problems, frustrations, and difficulties each type of healthcare professional has experienced managing the needs of patients with cancer during and after treatment. 

This book is only available as an e-book and is no longer available in print. Visit our e-books store to purchase the e-book version of Nutritional Issues in Cancer Care.

 

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Cancer and Health Policy: Advancements and Opportunities

You already make a difference to the patients you care for every day. Now, with Cancer and Health Policy, you can do so much more.

Make a difference for patients across the country by influencing health policies that will guide the future of cancer care in America.

Impact cancer and health policy with a thorough overview of the legislative process and advocacy information.

Lead change at the national level, thanks to guidance from key experts in multiple disciplines.

Cancer and Health Policy also examines critical milestones in the history of cancer policy, explores current and emerging topics in cancer policy, and articulates future directions for shaping cancer policy through research and leadership.

You may also be interested in the ONS online course Advocacy 101: Making a Difference

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Unit-Based Staff Development for Clinical Nurses

This practical and comprehensive publication serves as a resource for the clinical nurse preparing for the role of clinical educator on patient care units in various healthcare organizations.

Unit-Based Staff Development for Clinical Nurses will guide you and your colleagues in understanding the roles and responsibilities of nursing staff development, orienting nursing staff to the clinical unit, developing unit-based educational programs, and helping staff develop as professionals. Joan Such Lockhart draws on her considerable experience and expertise to provide you with a detailed educational plan and practical ideas to further staff development. The book offers hands-on advice for assisting staff in developing as professionals; including helping clinical nurses share their expertise through publishing, oral presentations, and posters, recording their professional achievements in a portfolio, preparing resumes and cover letters, getting involved in nursing research, and assisting staff in developing a clear, career path.

Unit-Based Staff Development for Clinical Nurses is only available as an e-book. Purchase it directly on the ONS e-books website.

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Study Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing (Fifth Edition)

The first update of this essential resource in 10 years, the fifth edition of Elsevier’s Study Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing is now available to ONS members at a special 10% discount.*

The new edition covers the entire scope of oncology care, including 

  • Cardiopulmonary function
  • Gastrointestinal and urinary function
  • Health promotion
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Professional performance
  • Protective mechanisms
  • The scientific basis for practice
  • Quality of life.

You’ll want to add the new edition of the study guide and the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing to your medical library to take advantage of the following benefits.

Ensure that you apply what you learn from the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing by using the companion study guide, which includes more than 1,200 questions and rationales for each answer as well as an all-new emphasis on application-level questions to help you apply what you’ve learned more effectively.

Prepare for exams and clinical practice with the most current and accurate information on cancer treatment and related nursing care.

Reduce errors in your practice thanks to the emphasis on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, which have a focus on safety and evidence-based practice, including a Safety Alert icon and a High-Alert Medications icon for cancer chemotherapy drugs.

Provide the best care to your patients with a quick-reference review and more than 150 summary tables and nearly 60 colorful illustrations that explain complex concepts in oncology nursing, including up-to-date cancer staging information.

Cover all your patient care bases with pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions that include both traditional and alternative therapies.

*Because of the special 10% discount, this book does not qualify for any additional coupon discounts.

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Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing (Fifth Edition)

The first update of this essential resource in 10 years, the fifth edition of Elsevier’s Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing and the companion study guide are now available to ONS members at a special 10% discount.*

The new edition covers the entire scope of oncology care, including

  • Cardiopulmonary function
  • Gastrointestinal and urinary function
  • Health promotion
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Professional performance
  • Protective mechanisms
  • The scientific basis for practice
  • Quality of life.

You’ll want to add the new edition to your medical library to take advantage of the following benefits.

Reduce errors in your practice thanks to the emphasis on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, which have a focus on safety and evidence-based practice, including a Safety Alert icon and a High-Alert Medications icon for cancer chemotherapy drugs.

Provide the best care to your patients with a quick-reference review and more than 150 summary tables and nearly 60 colorful illustrations that explain complex concepts in oncology nursing, including up-to-date cancer staging information.

Prepare for exams and clinical practice with the most current and accurate information on cancer treatment and related nursing care.

Ensure that you apply what you learn by using the companion study guide, which includes more than 1,200 questions and rationales for each answer as well as an all-new emphasis on application-level questions.

Cover all your patient care bases with pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions that include both traditional and alternative therapies.

Don't forget to order the companion study guide.

*Because of the special 10% discount, this book does not qualify for any additional coupon discounts.

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A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management (Second Edition)

“Although we have made tremendous progress in the evidence-based management of symptoms, frankly, we can do better.” —Carlton G. Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, editor

Get up to date on all things symptom management at your own pace, thanks to 25 content-packed chapters, each focused on a particular symptom or area of impact.

Prevent and treat cancer-related symptoms with confidence knowing that you have immediate and guaranteed access to the most current recommendations for patient care.

Educate patients, families, and staff with all-new evidence, guidelines, case studies, and resources, including patient teaching points.

The second edition has all-new chapters on

  • Symptom management at the end of life
  • Family caregiver burden
  • Emerging genomics data
  • Distress—which can help guide you when implementing the new American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer’s distress screening and management standards.

All chapters provide

  • Definitions of relevant constructs and inclusion of useful theoretical perspectives
  • A review of pathophysiology and etiology related to cancer and specific treatments
  • A framework for symptom assessment, including diagnostic criteria
  • An evidence-based review of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management
  • Delineation of the expected outcomes
  • Recommendations for future research.

In addition, the authors have provided case studies, patient teaching points, and links to useful information, such as clinical practice guidelines, ONS Putting Evidence Into Practice evidence reviews, and resources for patient teaching.

The new edition is a must-have resource for oncology nurse clinicians, educators, and scientists. Add it to your medical library today.

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Cancer Basics

From the foundations of cancer to issues of survivorship, this best-selling textbook will provide you with all the information you need to gain a true understanding of the basics of cancer. Written for nurses new to oncology and non-nursing professionals who are working in the specialty, Cancer Basics is a perfect resource for training and education. Sections include

  • Foundations: with chapters on the biology of cancer, staging and performance status, cancer epidemiology and prevention, genetic risk for developing cancer, cancer detection measures, and cultural differences in cancer care
  • Treatment Options: featuring chapters on pharmacogenomics in the oncology setting, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biologics and targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, clinical trials, complementary and alternative medicine, and transplantation
  • Symptom Management: with chapters detailing alopecia, cardiac and pulmonary toxicity, cognitive changes, dermatologic complications of cancer chemotherapies, gastrointestinal symptoms, genitourinary symptoms, hematologic issues, hepatic toxicities, hypersensitivity, pain, and peripheral neuropathy
  • Issues for Cancer Survivors and Their Families: with chapters highlighting sexual and reproductive issues, developmental life stage considerations for cancer care, psychosocial issues, caring for adult childhood cancer survivors, and ethical issues.

Cancer Basics is also recommended as a study guide when preparing for nursing certification testing, and is a must have for your nursing resource library.

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An electronic version is also available via iTunes for your iPad. The interactive e-book offers you enhanced features that you cannot find in our print or other electronic formats.

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Oncology Policies and Procedures (CD-ROM)

Start saving time and money by simplifying the process of annually producing and updating oncology policies and procedures with more than 60 customizable templates. 
 
Each year, hospitals in the United States spend thousands of dollars in labor hours writing and revising policies and procedures for program accreditation. Why start from scratch when you don’t have to? The Oncology Policies and Procedures CD from ONS saves you time and money by providing a collection of current standards of practice for use in the clinical setting. Each document has a box for custom identification and policy number insertion appropriate for your institution. Simply enter your institution’s name and customize choices and preferences, and the policy or procedure is ready to use. You can even personalize it with your institution’s logos.
 
The resources on the CD are divided into six sections.
  • Administration
  • Electronic health records
  • Human resources
  • Nursing
  • Safety and pharmacy
  • Supportive services
Each policy also contains a bibliography that gives a broad view into the latest body of work for further reading and education. 
 
The human resources section also contains job descriptions to help cancer program administrators with access to roles and duties for members of the cancer team. References to certifications and national organizations for credentialing will also help administrators and hiring personnel to select the most appropriate level of staff for the position. 
 
An additional folder includes sample forms, checklists, and consent documents that can be used as is or modified for use in the clinical area.
 
Don’t spend another year doing unnecessary work. Get the resources you need from a source you trust. 
 
SPECIAL NOTE: Institutions interested in the purchase of a multi-user license should email institutions@ons.org. Pricing is based on the number of users multiplied by the regular price of the CD minus a discount based on the quantity of full-time employees identified as oncology nurses or related fields within that institution. A purchasing institution is required to provide a list of users accessing the content prior to completion of sale.
 
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Oncology Nurse Navigation: Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum

Stay on the cutting edge with ONS's first book focusing on oncology nurses as navigators. Oncology Nurse Navigation provides an in-depth review of the emerging specialty of oncology nursing navigation. 

From the development of navigation in Harlem in 1990 to the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating a navigation program, you’ll get a complete overview of oncology nursing navigation. Concrete examples and tangible tools used by various nurse navigation models across the cancer continuum are provided as well as a variety of community and national resources that are vital to oncology nurse navigators.

Add this book to your medical library to ensure you have the resources you need to construct and sustain a successful oncology nurse navigation program.

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Breast Care Certification Review

Breast Care Certification Review, published by Jones and Bartlett, is now available for the first time through ONS, and, as an ONS member, you can save 10% off the regular price when purchasing through your Society.*
 
Breast Care Certification Review is the first all-inclusive learning package designed to prepare oncology nurses to become certified in caring for patients with breast cancer. The essential guide offers nearly 500 practice questions and comprehensive answer rationales with associated selected readings to help prepare you or your staff members who are planning to take the certified breast care nurse (CBCN®) exam. The book chapters are organized according to the eight areas tested on the CBCN® blueprint. 
 
  • Breast health
  • Diagnosis and staging
  • Treatment modalities
  • Symptom management
  • Psychosocial and spiritual
  • Survivorship
  • End-of-life care
  • Professional performance and education
Also included is an access code for Navigate TestPrep, an online interactive assessment tool designed to help nurses pass the exam by offering case-based questions, detailed rationales, and robust reporting. Now you can have everything you need in one package to improve the care of patients with breast cancer as well as advance your career. 
 
*Because of the special 10% discount, this book does not qualify for any additional coupon discounts.
 

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Surgical Oncology Nursing

Although surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for the patient diagnosed with a solid tumor, how a patient is cared for before and after surgery has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Where once surgical patients with cancer were placed in specialized care centers staffed with specially trained and certified oncology nurses, surgical patients with cancer are now often found in mixed units housing similiar surgical patient populations and often in the care of nurses who are not specialized in oncology. In today's changing climate, oncology nurses work much more closely with a diverse team of healthcare professionals and having an intimate knowledge of surgical patients with cancer and the treatment process has become even more important.

Surgical Oncology Nursing provides you with a detailed examination of surgical patients with cancer from diagnosis to survivorship. Caring for surgical patients with cancer involves a diverse healthcare team with many hands touching patients at different stages, and the editors of this new book bring a varied set of backgrounds, from nurse navigation to advanced practice nursing.

Chapters provide you with a full view of the process for a variety of patients with cancer. You'll gain details in areas such as diagnosis, preoperative and perioperative care, nutritional care, surgical wounds and ostomy care, as well as survivorship issues. In addition, you'll gain insight into implications for pediatric and geriatric patients. You'll also get details on surgical procedures used on patients with cancer, including robotic minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, intraoperative radiation therapy, and reconstructive surgery. The core of the book focuses on the surgical care needed for patients with different types of tumors. Surgical Oncology Nursing reviews a variety of tumor types, from breast cancer to skin cancer, and details the specifics for the care of each patient population. In all, 11 types of cancers are reviewed, providing you the comprehensive information you need.

Whether care is provided in a dedicated, oncology setting or within a diverse patient care environment, you'll need the type of knowledge found in Surgical Oncology Nursing to provide the best care possible for this unique patient population.

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Cardiac Complications of Cancer Therapy

Cardiac complications of anticancer therapy represent an emerging clinical issue in both established chemotherapeutics as well as novel molecular therapies. As a result, healthcare providers are under greater pressure to be vigilant in evaluating patients with cancer for acute and chronic or late physical effects of cancer therapy – some of which could be life-threatening.

Cardiac Complications of Cancer Therapy, edited by Anecita P. Fadol, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, provides you with the essentials of clinical management of the most common cardiac complications of cancer therapy. While you can find a multitude of literature on the management of cardiac problems, including both texts and journal articles, no other clinical reference book on the current market is written for nurses and midlevel providers and examines both the complexity of cardiac problems in conjunction with a cancer diagnosis.

Describing the assessment and management of common cardiac problems, chapters in this quick-reference guide examine issues such as cardiovascular anatomy, the development of cardiotoxicity and the management of cardiomyopathy in patients with cancer, targeted therapies and cardiomyopathy, acute coronary syndromes in patients with cancer, cardiac inflammatory conditions and cardiac tamponade in patients with cancer, hypertension in patients with cancer, heart failure in patients with cancer, screening and management of cardiovascular risk factors in cancer survivors, and much more.

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Cancer Pain Management Scenarios

Pain related to cancer impacts all of your patients, no matter the stage or type of disease. As a result, cancer pain management becomes a strong focus of your practice and you need strategies and information to help your patients cope with this common–and sometimes complicated–issue.

Cancer Pain Management Scenarios, edited by Michele E. Gaguski, MSN, RN, CHPN, AOCN®, APN-C, and Susan D. Bruce, RN, MSN, OCN®, presents eleven scenarios of patients dealing with varying levels of cancer-related pain.

In each scenario, you will be presented with a case study and a series of questions and answers that will help you lead you to a better understanding of how to manage pain. In the scenarios, you will get specific details on such issues as testing and assessment, common causes of pain, symptoms, treatment, and pain management issues such as how to calculate proper dosage, how to determine a proper medication regimen, and how to define drug addiction.

In Cancer Pain Management Scenarios, you’ll also be exposed to a wide variety of scenarios–from a 42-year-old woman with non-small cell lung cancer to a 71-year-old woman with metastatic urothelial cancer. Other scenarios describe diseases and situations such as prostate cancer, lung cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lower back and post-thoracotomy pain, and metastatic cancer pain.

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Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses (Second Edition)

As the prevalence of cancer in the population increases—due to an aging populous and increased survivorship—the need for nurses to recognize and apply the appropriate interventions when oncologic emergencies arise becomes even more important.

The second edition of Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses provides nurses and other healthcare providers with a comprehensive resource on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of common oncologic emergencies. Revised and updated, the second edition of this crucial resource continues to provide a definitive and practical one-stop guide to understanding and managing oncologic emergencies, with the nursing perspective in mind.

In this new edition, you will find chapters on the most common oncologic emergencies including

  • Bleeding and thrombosis
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Hypercalcemia of malignancy
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Infusion reactions
  • Malignant pleurel effusion
  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Superior vena cava syndrome
  • And more.

Each chapter focuses on the epidemiology of the oncologic emergency and includes details on the pathophysiologic mechanisms, clinical manifestations, patient assessments, diagnostic evaluations,. and therapeutic management modalities.

Whether you're caring for patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are in the process of being treated, or have completed treatment years ago, you'll want to access the updated information that you'll find in this second edition.

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Current Trends in Oncology Nursing

Judith K. Payne details current trends in oncology nursing while looking back at the history of the profession and forward to the new challenges ahead.

The first book to identify and conceptualize significant trends in the care of patients with cancer, Current Trends in Oncology Nursing identifies emerging areas in health care, such as informatics, as well as opportunities for nursing professionals to be at the forefront of transforming cancer care. Chapters delve into a broad range of oncology nursing issues - including such topics as advanced practice nursing in cancer care, modeling research for practice, theoretical frameworks and philosophies of care, oncology nursing leadership and healthcare policy, nursing in genetics, ethics, oncology community health, and much more.

Whether you are just embarking on your career in oncology nursing or striving to become a leader in your field, Current Trends in Oncology Nursing is a book you must add to your personal and professional library.

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