Care of Pediatric Oncology Patients After Continuous Hyperthermic Peritoneal Perfusion

Mauricio, Riza V.; Green, Holly; Hayes-Jordan, Andrea
August 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2010, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p58
Academic Journal
The article discusses the continuous hyperthermic peritoneal perfusion (CHPP) which is a well-accepted treatment in adults with refractory peritoneal carcinomatosis. It states that conditions such as massive fluid shifts and electrolyte imbalance have posed a challenge to critical care nurses who take care of patients treated with CHPP. It notes that critical care nurses must be aware of the symptoms of the complications associated with CHPP so that preventive measures can be established.


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