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Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia

Author: Elisabeth Sosa, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP

Duration: 2 hours

Course Summary

Nurses are required to be knowledgeable about how neutropenia occurs, specifically in patients undergoing treatment with chemotherapy. The definition of neutropenia, as well as how to calculate the absolute neutrophil count (ANC) are essential to know when caring for individuals undergoing chemotherapy, in addition to the complications of neutropenia, including sepsis. This course will help nurses develop an understanding of the treatment of neutropenia specifically in patients receiving chemotherapy. Participants will also learn about neutropenic precautions in patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Course Format


Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Chemotherapy And Neutropenia
    1. Neutropenia defined
    2. Risk factors for neutropenia
  3. Complications Of Neutropenia
  4. Prevention Of Neutropenia
    1. Side effects of G-CSF
    2. Tips for administering G-CSFs
    3. Patient education: neutropenic precautions
  5. Summary


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