Articles by Jeanne Held-Warmkessel, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, AOCN

Non-small cell lung cancer: Recent advances

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne; Schiech, Linda

Nursing2014. 44(2):32-42, February 2014.

Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer is the most common lung cancer type. This comprehensive article discusses risk factors, diagnostic testing, new staging descriptions, surgical and nonsurgical treatments, and evidence-based nursing interventions for patients as they progress through diagnosis and treatment.

Taming three high-risk chemotherapy complications

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne

Nursing2011. 41(11):30-37, November 2011.

Update your knowledge about three potentially severe complications related to chemotherapy in adults—febrile neutropenia, nephrotoxicity, and enterotoxicity—so you'll be prepared to assess and educate your patient, and intervene quickly when necessary.

Caring for a patient with malignant pleural effusion

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne; Schiech, Linda

Nursing2008. 38(11):43-47, November 2008.

This debilitating complication can be a recurrent problem for someone with advanced metastatic cancer. Learn how to recognize and manage the condition.

These “smart weapons” hit cancer in novel ways

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne

Nursing2008. 38(9):26-32, September 2008.

Learn how monoclonal antibodies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors are revolutionizing cancer treatment and what you need to know about these innovative therapies.

Responding to 4 gastrointestinal complications in cancer patients

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne; Schiech, Linda

Nursing2008. 38(7):32-38, July 2008.

If your patient is being treated for cancer, be prepared to assess for and manage a bowel obstruction, peritonitis, fistula, or intestinal perforation.

Caring for a patient with METASTATIC PROSTATE CANCER

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne

Nursing2008. 38(6):52-56, June 2008.

A patient with metastatic prostate cancer has many treatment options. Here's what to teach him and how to support him throughout therapy.

Managing three critical cancer complications


Nursing2005. 35(1):58-63, January 2005.

If your patient is undergoing cancer treatment, make sure you know how to recognize and handle syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, spinal cord compression, and anaphylactoid reaction.

What your patient needs to know about Prostate Cancer


Nursing2002. 32(12):36-43, December 2002.

Whether his cancer is slow-growing or aggressive, your patient looks to you for information and support. Here's what to teach him about his diagnosis and the many treatment options.