Oncological emergency: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
Are your ready for the next module in our Rapid Learning Oncological Emergencies series?
DIC is a serious condition which causes both excessive blood clotting and excessive bleeding and can result in multiple organ failure and death.
This rapid learning will help you to:
- recognise the signs and symptoms of DIC
- assess the severity
- initiate the right interventions and escalate care appropriately
Learn more in the new rapid learning →
Rapid learning committee call-out
Are you interested in contributing to future rapid learnings? Join our rapid learning review committee today!
Email Lisa.McLean@health.nsw.gov.au to express your interest.
Have your cancer genetics questions answered by an expert
Ever wondered what cancer genetics or genetic counselling is all about? Now’s your opportunity to have some of those questions answered.
On an upcoming episode of our new podcast series, Rapid listening, we’ll be chatting to an expert in the field of cancer genetics. Follow the link to submit your questions, then make sure you listen in!
Not only is our new, in-house podcast series available via our website, you can find our podcasts and listen or subscribe on Spotify or Google Podcasts.
Six weeks ago, Mary presented to her GP with a cough...
Learn about the optimal care pathway for people with lung cancer in this new instalment of Best practice management of lung cancer – Treatment and side effects management.
Find out about treatment approaches, treatment side effects, and principles of assessment and management.
View the new module here →
We know you’ve been patiently waiting for an update on the arrival of the next version of the Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course (ADAC).
The review of ADAC has been combined with the review of the Oncology basics course. This is to ensure that the courses work together to provide the best training possible for all health professionals involved in administering antineoplastic drugs.
The review will be conducted in 2 phases.
Phase 1: Oncology basics
The oncology basics course will act as an optional prerequisite to ADAC. It’s for learners who are new to the field of oncology and require some extra training and information to get them up to speed before they begin ADAC.
We’re pleased to say that the content for the oncology basics course has been developed and is currently on the way to our committees for review. The new and improved version of the Oncology basics course will be available on our website from July 2020.
Phase 2: ADAC
The new version of ADAC will be shorter, simpler and better targeted. Version 4 will assume that learners have a working knowledge of oncology and basic nursing skills, including general patient education and patient assessment skills. For those who don’t, the Oncology basics course will be the place to start. This will mean that version 4.0 of ADAC can better focus on delivering information that specifically relates to the administration of antineoplastic drugs, and the care of the patients receiving these drugs.
In this version, we’re including more information on targeted therapies, hormone therapies and immunotherapies and their side effects. This will ensure the course is targeted, specific and more effective in meeting the learning needs of all of our users, from those who are just starting out, to those who have been working for 20 years.
We’re already well on our way with ADAC. The learning outcomes, performance criteria and course structure have been updated and approved by our review committees.
Content development for of ADAC module 1 will begin in May and content will be circulated for committee review in June.
To join the ADAC review committee or to find out more, email Lisa.McLean@health.nsw.gov.au
Facilitator in focus
"I'm always looking at ways to improve what we do."
After finishing her nursing training about 10 years ago, Courtney’s interest in venepuncture and cannulation led her to an interview in the haematology ward where she thought her role would be “to take bloods and give blood”.
Now, as well as being responsible for the ongoing oncology and haematology training and education of around 10 nurses, Courtney’s role allows her to make improvements to services, nursing procedures, and guidelines. “This is very rewarding to me and I am always looking at ways to improve what we do.” she says.
“Oncology can be a difficult place to work”.
Learn about Courtney's challenges here.
“Can I have a menu please?”
Late last year we tweaked education.eviq.org.au and rewrote the menus. We now have new layouts for our Rapid learning, Videos & Podcasts, and Course library menus. Best of all, our Course library has been organised by category.
Why not have a look at our ADAC, Clinical and community practice, Supportive care, Radiation oncology, Paediatric, and Tumour-specific menus and see if you can find something you’d like to snack on.
View the Course library here →
Say Hi to eviQ at TROG
Come say Hi to eviQ if you attend the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) Cancer Research Annual Scientific Meeting, in Sydney, this March. They'll be receiving visitors at booth 17.
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Facilitator training (online webinars): Register for our next online facilitator training:
- ADAC Q & A sessions - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 10.00 am – 11.00 am (AEDT)
- Introduction to ADAC - Tuesday 25th February 2020 - 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm (AEDT)
- Introduction to ADAC in the non cancer setting - Thursday 27th February 2020 - 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (AEDT)
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Q: I’ve changed jobs. Where can I get a copy of my certificate?
A: Try contacting your previous employer(s) to access any past assessments and certificates. If you completed the modules via a Learning Management System (LMS) there may still be a record of your completions.
Unfortunately, if you completed any modules via the eviQ Education website, we will not have any records as our system is not capable of storing them.
Did you know?
The mortality rate of DIC ranges from 45% to 78% if the underlying condition is untreated.
Learn to feel confident in recognising the signs and symptoms of DIC, assessing severity, and escalating care appropriately.
View our DIC rapid learning now →