Hospital Helpers

Find tips for coping with hospitalization and situations that arise when in the hospital.


Tips for Being in the Hospital

Being in the hospital can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially. Here are some tips to get you through your hospital stay.

What to Expect in the Intensive Care Unit

Oncology patients may need the care of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and this unfamiliar environment can cause a great deal of stress for the oncology patient and/or family.

Standard Precautions

Standard Precautions are the basic steps used to prevent transmission of pathogens (organisms that can cause disease).

Lumbar Puncture

A lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a procedure used to access the cerebrospinal space to either obtain spinal fluid for testing or to infuse medication.

Ommaya Reservoir

An ommaya reservoir is a surgically implanted device that provides direct access to the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Thoracentesis

A thoracentesis is a procedure that removes fluid from the pleural space.

Oncologic Emergencies

An oncologic emergency is an acute health problem caused by the cancer or its treatment and requires immediate treatment.

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