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2014 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook

Author(s): Gail M. Wilkes, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, Boston Medical Center
Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Oncology Nursing, University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • ISBN-13: 9781284043938
  • Paperback    1330 pages      © 2014
Price: International Sales $99.95 US List
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Awarded First Place in the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Palliative Care and Hospice Category!

Doody's Review Service - 5 Stars!

Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2014 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 2014 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes:

  • New chapter on Chemobiotherapy for Noncancer Diseases
  • 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

New drug entries include: enzalutamide, omacetaxine (Synribo), tbo-filgrastim (Netroval), ado-trastuzumab emtansine, aflibercept, bosutinib, cabozantinib, carfilzomib, dabrafenib, pomalidomide, ponatinib, regorafenib, trametinib, abatacept (Orencia), adalimumab (Humira), certolizumab pegol (CIMZA), etanercept (Enbrel), golimumab (Simponi), infliximab (Remicade), tocilizumab (Actemra), and tofacitinib (Xeljanz).

Section  1  Cancer Treatment
  Chapter  1  Introduction to Chemotherapy Drugs
  Chapter  2  Biologic Response Modifier Therapy
  Chapter  3  Cytoprotective Agents
  Chapter  4  Molecularly Targeted Therapies
Section  2  
  Chapter  5  Chemobiotherapy for Noncancer Diseases: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Section  3  Symptom Management
  Chapter  6  Pain
  Chapter  7  Nausea and Vomiting
  Chapter  8  Anorexia and Cachexia
  Chapter  9  Anxiety and Depression
Section  4  Complications
  Chapter  10  Managing Tumor-Related Skeletal Events and Hypercalcemia
  Chapter  11  Infection
  Chapter  11  Infection
  Chapter  12  Constipation
  Chapter  13  Diarrhea

Gail M. Wilkes-MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, Boston Medical Center

Gail M Wilkes, RN, MS, ANP-BC, AOCN
Medical Surgical/Oncology Clinical Instructor
Boston Medical Center
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Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN-Professor of Oncology Nursing, University of Missouri at St. Louis

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  • "...a helpful and well written book [that] provides a great deal of information on many different drugs and how they are to be used in order to optimize treatment." - Lacie D. Filkins, BSN, University of New Mexico Hospital, Doody’s Review Service: Rating: 5 Stars