•   0.5hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 1.0
  •   Review due: October 2019

This module is for health professionals new to paediatric oncology, and families of children receiving chemotherapy. It is designed to help families and health professionals effectively manage a child with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.


About

This course uses case-studies and videos to describe signs and symptoms of nausea in children, and highlights the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments used to prevent and manage the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting.


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Additional Information


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.

It is based on The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Chemotherapy Induced Nausea & Vomiting Clinical Guideline written by Dr Andrew Dodgshun.

Other paediatric related learning opportunities include:

Paediatric nausea and vomiting

What you will achieve

  • Explain to a family why nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy
  • Identify signs and symptoms of nausea in children
  • List the assessment tools used to monitor the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting
  • Describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological prevention and management of nausea and vomiting
  • Describe the emetic potential of different chemotherapy agents

Who is this course for?

This course is developed for nursing staff new to the specialty of paediatric oncology and patients and families of children receiving chemotherapy.

 

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