Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Intermediate Nursing
Immune System
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In this lesson, we will identify what Kaposi’s Sarcoma is and risk factors for developing this form of cancer.  This disorder is covered under the immune system due to its direct relation to immune system damage as a cause. We will also go over some of the most common signs and symptoms of Kaposi’s Sarcoma along with potential complications of the disorder.  Finally we will go through medications and treatment methods including important nursing interventions regarding comfort, infection prevention, and isolation precautions.


 Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Define Kaposi’s sarcoma
  2. Discuss risk factors for developing Kaposi’s sarcoma
  3. Describe signs and symptoms of Kaposi’s sarcoma
  4. Identify nursing interventions for treating Kaposi’s sarcoma
  5. Assume isolation precautions for a client with Kaposi’s sarcoma

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