The specialty of critical care oncology has emerged as a result of changes in treatment of malignancies and technologic critical care developments. In this article, the author provides the experienced critical care nurse with an overview of the practice of critical care oncology and the unique needs of these patients. Methods for predicting critical illnesses in specialized cancer populations are provided. Also included is a summary of universal cancer care issues such as bone marrow suppression, venous access, chronic pain, and nutrition disorders that cross all specially areas. This article serves as a basis and resource for practicing critical care nurses and includes background information for the other articles included in this journal issue
Oncologic Critical Care| February 01 1996
Issues and Trends in Critical Care of Patients With Cancer
AACN Adv Crit Care (1996) 7 (1): 9–25.
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Brenda K. Shelton; Issues and Trends in Critical Care of Patients With Cancer. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 February 1996; 7 (1): 9–25. doi:
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