In this article of critical care complications of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and biological therapy, the authors focus on the pathophysiology of the toxicities, causative agents, and patient presentation. They provide an overview of the types of toxicities that advanced practice and expert critical care nurses may encounter in the care of the critically ill patient who has received cancer therapy. The purpose of providing this information is to increase the awareness of potential causes for admission to the intensive care unit and to describe the toxic effects that have an impact on the critical care nursing the patient receives. The nursing management of these problems follows the standard guidelines for patients with any of the particular organ system dysfunctions

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