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Class Information for Oncology Education Series - Oncologic Emergencies (1 day)

Session: October 2023
Type: In-person
Class Size: 18
# Openings: 14
Class Session Date(s): Tuesday October 03, 2023
Registration Dates: 08/15/2022 09:15 AM - 10/04/2023 11:00 PM
Coordinator: Megan E Mikula


The purpose of this course is to provide fundamentals in oncologic emergencies including coagulopathies, myelosuppression, as well as metabolic, structural, and neurologic emergencies.

Contact Hours


Special Comments

This course meets for one 8 hour session. The location of this course may change related to COVID restrictions. Participants will receive detailed instructions by email.

Target Audience

This course is for nurses caring for oncology patients in oncology as well as non-oncology areas in inpatient and ambulatory care settings. This course is appropriate for new graduates and nurses transitioning to a new role in oncology. Ideally, participants complete this course within their first 6 months of practice at NIH. Experienced nurses seeking a refresher are welcome to attend.

Course Objectives

Following attendance of the Oncology Education Series – Oncologic Emergencies, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss common oncologic emergencies.
2. Describe interventions and treatment for common oncologic emergencies.
3. Identify infection control concerns for the oncology patient.


This is a prerequisite course for nurses new to the Chemo Biotherapy administration competency, who are planning to take the “ONS Online Chemotherapy Biotherapy with Nursing Department Bridge to Practice” course.
This course is a prerequisite for the Oncology Education Series: Concepts, Trends, and Care course.

Session Schedule

Date Times Location
Tuesday October 03, 2023 07:30 AM - 04:00 PM NIH Clinical Center:B1C207 (FAES# 3)