Infection control in oncology patients.

Wujcik D
Nurs Clin North Am. 1993 28 (3): 639-50

PMID: 8367330

In conclusion, the nurse caring for the patient with cancer must be acutely aware of the risk of infection. Many interventions are used in attempts to minimize or prevent infection. Once the patient becomes neutropenic, the risk of life-threatening infection increases dramatically. All nursing care is focused on treating infection and supporting the patient until bone marrow function returns.

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Bone Marrow Transplantation Communicable Diseases Humans Infection Control Neoplasms Oncology Service, Hospital Risk Factors Surgical Wound Infection

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