Administration of multiple and complex medications is common in the intensive care setting, but the response of a patient with cancer to medications and the specific types of medications is a unique specialty practice, In this article, the author provides the experienced critical care nurse with a condensed overview of the most important nursing issues in pharmacologic therapy for patients with cancer. There is a discussion of physiologic variables that influence how patients with cancer respond to pharmaceutical agents. This is followed with detailed information about cancer chemotherapy, biotherapy, and antiemetic practices
Oncologic Critical Care| February 01 1996
Oncologic Pharmacology: Selected Topics for Critical Care Nurses
AACN Adv Crit Care (1996) 7 (1): 46–64.
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Stephanie Walter-Coleman; Oncologic Pharmacology: Selected Topics for Critical Care Nurses. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 February 1996; 7 (1): 46–64. doi:
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