There are many challenges in caring for the postsurgical patient in the intensive care unit. When the postsurgical patient has an active malignancy, this can make the intensive care unit care more challenging. Nutrition, infection, and the need for postoperative mechanical ventilatory support for the patient with cancer present challenges that may increase the patient’s length of stay in the intensive care unit. Critical care nurses must be aware of these challenges as they provide care to this patient population.
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Symposium: Solid Tumors and Surgical Oncology| September 15 2021
Complex Oncologic Surgeries and Implications for the Intensive Care Unit Nurse
Michele L. Weber, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, APRN-CNP, CCRN, CCNS, OCN, AOCNS;
Michele L. Weber, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, APRN-CNP, CCRN, CCNS, OCN, AOCNS
Michele L. Weber is Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology Critical Care, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, 460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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AACN Adv Crit Care (2021) 32 (3): 297–305.
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Michele L. Weber, Roberta Kaplow; Complex Oncologic Surgeries and Implications for the Intensive Care Unit Nurse. AACN Adv Crit Care 15 September 2021; 32 (3): 297–305. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/aacnacc2021574
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