Oncological Emergencies

Intermediate Nursing
Oncology Nursing
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In this lesson, we will discuss some types of medical emergencies that can occur in clients who have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer.  We will look at the system of origin for different types of emergencies and identify signs and symptoms of each that nurses will need to assess for. We will also review priority nursing interventions and medical treatments for each type of oncological emergency.


Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Differentiate classifications of oncological emergencies
  2. Identify causes and risk factors for developing an oncological emergency
  3. Discuss diagnostic testing used to confirm oncological emergencies
  4. Determine nursing interventions to treat and prevent complications during an oncological emergency

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