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Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia

Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia

Course author: Elisabeth Sosa, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP
Contact Hours: 1.5
Price: $4.49
Course Free with purchase of unlimited courses!

Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 4/22/2017
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Course Description
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 Outline
  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
NurseCe4Less is ANCC approved
NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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