CCN Fast Facts: Road Map to Esophagectomy for Nurses

August 2011
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2011, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p86
Academic Journal
The article offers factual details on the incidence of esophageal cancer in the U.S.; its causes which include chronic irritation of the esophagus and chronic exposure to the environmental carcinogens; and its treatment options which include esophagectomy. Also highlighted are the postoperative implications of this surgery for critical care nurses in areas such as managing pulmonary congestion and providing pain control, among others.


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