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Oncology Emergencies
Oncology Emergencies

Oncology emergencies are dangerous complications resulting from cancer. Conditions covered in this course include the more common emergencies, such as sepsis and tumor lysis syndrome, with mention of more rare conditions, such as superior vena cava syndrome and malignant spinal cord compression. Coagulation emergencies, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation, are discussed as well as metabolic emergencies of electrolyte disturbances.

Emergent situations require prompt and thorough communication among interprofessional healthcare team members for more positive outcomes.

The goal of this course is to provide nurses, laboratory professionals, and radiology technologists in the acute care setting with an overview of what constitutes an oncology emergency and current best practice interventions and recommendations.

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