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    Just Published: 2012 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 29, 2011 8:00:42 AM

    Jones & Bartlett Learning is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

    2012 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook
    Gail M. Wilkes, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN
    Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN

    ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-4462-8
    Paperback | 1440 pages | © 2013

    Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2012 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration.

    Completely revised and updated, the 2012 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes:

    • New drug entries and revisions
    • Specific drugs described in terms of their mechanism of action, metabolism, drug interactions, laboratory effects/interference, and special considerations
    • The most important and common drug side effects
    • Greater discussion of fundamentals of malignant transformation, new molecular targets, and drugs in the pipeline


    Table of Contents
    Section 1: Cancer Treatment
    Chapter 1: Introduction to Chemotherapy Drugs
    Chapter 2 Biologic Response Modifier Therapy
    Chapter 3: Antineoplastic Treatment Agonists: Radiosensitizers, Chemosensitizers, and Chemical Adjuncts
    Chapter 4: Cytoprotective Agents
    Chapter 5: Molecularly Targeted Therapies
    Section 2: Symptom Management
    Chapter 6: Pain
    Chapter 7: Nausea and Vomiting
    Chapter 8: Anorexia and Cachexia
    Chapter 9: Anxiety and Depression
    Section 3: Complications
    Chapter 10: Managing Tumor-Related Skeletal Events and Hypercalcemia
    Chapter 11: Infection
    Chapter 12: Constipation
    Chapter 13: Diarrhea
    Appendix 1: Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs
    Appendix 2: Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events v. 3.0 (CTCAE)

    Topics: New Edition, New Text, New text, oncology, new edition, oncology, Recently Published

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