This course provides an insight into new and complex elements of nursing involved in delivering care for children and young people who are undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis and their families.
Who is the course suitable for? Registered staff who, as part of their role, are expected to care for children and young people with a cancer diagnosis. You should already have a good level of experience and knowledge in delivering basic care to this patient group. You must also have attended or completed foundation level training in relation to paediatric oncology care.
Course aims and learning outcomes This course aims to provide you with the opportunity to explore and understand more advanced nursing implications and care related to working with children or young people with a cancer diagnosis. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
understand the impact of genetics on childhood cancer
gain a greater insight in to the complex issues surrounding childhood cancer
describe some of the more complex, but key clinical emergencies that can occur following treatment for a childhood cancer diagnosis, how they impact of the patient and family and how this is treated and managed
identify and understand new therapies and trials being introduced.
On completion of the course, you should have built on your current knowledge of the care involved in treating patients with a childhood cancer.
Course fee £50
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Course leader Helen Blundell, clinical facilitator for paediatric oncology
Other faculty member Leigh Shaw, senior sister, Piam Brown ward