- Version: 1.0
- Review due: September 2019
This resource is for all health professionals and families who care for children and/or adolescents undergoing cancer treatment or haematopoietic stem cell transplant.
It provides an understanding of how to effectively manage a child and/or adolescent with mucositis.
This course presents an overview of what mucositis is, how it may develop and how to identify, monitor and prevent it.
This module uses a case study to describe the management of mucositis.
- Describe what mucositis is
- Describe the triggers and contributing factors in developing mucositis
- Identify the signs and symptoms of mucositis
- List common tools used to assess and monitor oral health
- Describe preventative techniques
- Identify practical nursing implications
- Identify other considerations in caring for a patient with mucositis
This module was developed by the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS), with input from the Children’s Cancer Centres at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Monash Children’s Hospital.
Other paediatric related learning opportunities include: