Effective Prevention and Management of Tumor Lysis Syndrome in Children With Cancer: The Important Contributions of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

Ho Cheung William Li, Oi Kwan Joyce Chung, Ching Janice Tam, Sau Ying Chiu

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The practice guidelines aimed to identify appropriate nursing management for the prevention and treatment of tumor lysis syndrome, in line with the current evidence-based medical guidelines. Using a systematic approach, 15 relevant articles were identified for the review. The evaluation of patient risk factors for tumor lysis syndrome and the appropriate medical and nursing assessment were identified. The treatment algorithms for the prevention of tumor lysis syndrome from both the medical and nursing perspectives have been established. In particular, the guidelines highlight the importance of pediatric oncology nurses in contributing to the prevention and management of tumor lysis syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-218
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • cancer
  • evidence-based guideline
  • oncology nursing
  • pediatric
  • tumor lysis syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Oncology(nursing)

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