UODK056 Nursing Care in Oncology

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2014
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. MUDr. Stanislav Czudek, CSc. (lecturer)
MUDr. Margita Nováčiková (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Zálešáková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. MUDr. Stanislav Czudek, CSc.
Institute of Paramedical Health Studies – Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course combines theoretical and practical lessons for prospective nurses. It provides an overview of the importance of primary and secondary oncological prevention, etiological and predisposing factors and statistical data concerning the incidence of particular types of neoplastic disease. The course outlines the nature and differences of various types of clinical settings targeted at oncological care and therapy. An overview of particular clinical conditions impacting the quality of life of oncological patients and their families is provided. Learning outcomes: Professional knowledge: The student develops knowledge of basic aspects of neoplastic disease, tumor classification, care of the oncological patient, pain management and side effects of chemotherapy/radiation therapy and biological therapy. The student is able to reproduce this knowledge and elucidate its relationships. Professional skills: The student is able to adequately and compassionately care for oncological patients and co-operate with medical professionals in managing the signs of disease and side effects of therapy. General ability: The student is able to attend to the needs of oncological patients in a complex manner (biological, psychological, emotional and social needs). Competence: The graduate provides professional nursing care to oncological patients, supports the patient and their family, co-operates with knowledge in the care of the patients in a multidisciplinary team.
  • 1. Epidemiology of malignancies; risk factors (tobacco, alcohol, occupational risks, radiation, diet, viruses, medicines etc.) Tumor classification based on tissue type.
    2. Primary care: prevention and early detection; early warning signs of malignancies.
    3. TNM classification system (size, invasion, node involvement, metastases).
    4. Secondary care: diagnosis and treatment of malignant disorders (surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy).
    5. Side effects of radiation therapy (acute and chronic) in various body systems; chemotherapy, chemotherapeutics (types and classification, side effects and manifestations of toxicity).
    6. Emergencies and acute conditions in oncology (hyperkalcemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, septic shock, spinal cord compression, cardiac tamponade, superior vena cava syndrome, tumor lysis syndrome, inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion syndrome).
    7. Pain management in oncological patients.
    8. Tertiary care, its organization and services based on needs of oncological patients (nursing homes, hospices, home care).
    9. Skin care during radiation therapy. Alterations of nutrition in oncological patients.
    10. Nursing care of an immunocompromised patient. Elevated risk of infection.
    11. Nursing care of patients with alopecia and with oral cavity tissue changes (after radiation therapy or chemotherapy).
    12. Nursing care of patients after chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
    13. Nursing care of patients with nausea and vomiting (during cancer treatment); management of bleeding and anemia.
    14. Nursing care of patients with constipation and diarrhea (during cancer treatment); nursing care of patients with sexual dysfunctions (during cancer treatment).
    required literature
  • VORLÍČEK, J., ABRAHÁMOVÁ, J., VORLÍČKOVÁ, H. a kol. Klinická onkologie pro setry. Praha: Grada, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-3742-3. info
  • KISVETROVA, H. Ošetřovatelská péče v onkologii. Distanční studijní opora. 1. vyd. [online]. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • ADAM, Z., VORLÍČEK, J., KOPTÍKOVÁ, J. Obecná onkologie a podpůrná léčba. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2003. ISBN 80-247-0677-6. info
    recommended literature
  • KLINE, N. E., ed. Essentials of pediatric hematology-oncology nursing: a core curriculum. Glenview: Aphon, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9666193-3-1. info
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. Eutanazie, nebo paliativní péče. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. ISBN 80-247-1025-0. info
  • O´CONNOR, M., ARANDA, S. Paliativní péče-pro sestry všech oborů. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. ISBN 80-247-1295-4. info
  • WILHELM, Z. a kol. Výživa v onkologii. Brno: NCO NZO, 2004. ISBN 80-7013-410-0. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Přednáška 3 HOD/SEM, Seminář 2 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
Attendance in a minimum of 80 per cent of seminars is required for completion. Success in credit test.
Examination: written test after the credit test pass, a minimum of 80 per cent of correct answers are required.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018.
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