Rapid learning

Managing cardiac devices in radiation oncology practice

Ionising radiation can cause the malfunction of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) used to correct abnormal heart rhythms. The consequences of device malfunction can be life threatening for patients.

Health professionals play an important role in ensuring that patients with CIEDs safely receive radiation therapy by managing the risk of CIED malfunction. 

This Rapid Learning will help you to: 

  • recognise when and how to assess a patient’s risk of CIED malfunction
  • identify radiation therapy planning considerations to minimise the risk of CIED malfunction
  • determine the appropriate management (including monitoring requirements) of patients with a CIED
  • find practical resources to assist you in caring for patients with CIEDs

Learn more in our new Rapid learning →

Tumour lysis syndrome

Tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening oncological emergency. It is caused by the death, or lysis, of large numbers of cancer cells. TLS can occur spontaneously due to high turnover of the tumour itself, and/or after systemic anticancer treatment or radiotherapy.

TLS is the latest Rapid learning in our oncological emergencies series, and will help you: 

  • recognise the signs and symptoms of tumour lysis syndrome
  • assess the severity
  • initiate the right interventions and escalate care appropriately

 Learn more in the TLS rapid learning →

 Rapid Listening

Hypofractionated radiation therapy for early breast cancer

In this rapid listening episode we talk with Dr Andrew Last and Dr Georgia Harris about hypofractionation, including some tips to help get you started implementing hypofractionation at your treatment centre. We also cover:

  • the benefits of hypofractionation in early breast cancer
  • the impact of COVID on prescribing patterns
  • ultra-hypofractionation and the results of the FAST-Forward trial

Listen to the podcast here →

ADAC update

Meet our subject matter experts!

We have to say, we’re super excited to introduce the two amazing subject matter experts we’ve engaged to deliver our first ever Pharmacy ADAC and our new Paediatric ADAC.

Courtney Oar (Pharmacy) and Rachel Edwards (Paediatric) are working with experts across the country to develop learning outcomes and performance criteria for the new modules and will soon start content development.  

Get to know them in the latest instalment of our ADAC video update.

Introducing Courtney Oar and Rachel Edwards  →

ADAC reviewers wanted

We are still welcoming ADAC reviewers so please join us and share your clinical expertise!

Tell us what you think - immunotherapies

Our Immunotherapies module is due for an update! As always, we want to make sure we’re delivering the best quality learning and reflecting the feedback you provide us.

We’d love to hear what you like and don’t like about the current immunotherapies course and how we can update and enhance it. Please take a moment to complete a quick survey and input into the next version. Survey closes 9am Monday 16th November.

At the end of the survey, we hope you’ll put your hand up to join our Immunotherapies Clinical Advisory Committee or External Review Group.

Take the survey  →

Cancer supportive care - CPD points

Get involved in the review of the Cancer supportive care course by becoming a member of our  external review group and earn some CPD points while you’re at it.

Review the information sheet and send expression of interest to CINSW-EviQEd@health.nsw.gov.au by 9am Monday the 30th of November.

Shout out

To all our radiation therapy friends, we hope you enjoy National radiation therapist and radiographer week. Read all about it here.

eviQ updates

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eviQ also lists all recently added protocols and updates made in the past 90 days on their content area homepages: Cancer genetics Haematology and BMT Medical oncology Radiation oncologyClinical resources

eviQ →

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eviQ Education flyers available for your practice - Featuring a catalogue of all our courses. You can now print your own flyer to display in your workplace.

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Rapid Listening series - Listen to our rapid learning series on our website, or listen/subscribe to the podcasts on Spotify or Google Podcasts.

Facilitator training: Register for on-demand facilitator training and/or an online Q & A session webinar:

  • ADAC Q & A session - Wednesday 18th November 2020 - 2.00 – 3.00 pm (AEDT)
  • ADAC Q & A session - Wednesday 16th December 2020 - 2.00 – 3.00 pm (AEDT)

View the training calendar here .

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Did you know?

IV hydration for patients at high-risk of tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) should begin 24-48 hours prior to initiation of cancer therapy.

Find out about syndrome signs, symptoms, risk factors and more in our TLS rapid learning.

View TLS Rapid learning →