Rapid learning: Understanding systemic anti-cancer therapy - for radiation oncology staff
Our new rapid learning is designed to give staff working in radiation oncology an understanding of how systemic anti-cancer therapies (SACT) may impact patients receiving concurrent radiation therapy. The new mini-module highlights the timing of radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy and describes possible side effects.
Learn how to better care for and support your patients receiving concurrent SACT and radiation therapy.
Rapid learning →
Join an ADAC review group
We are pleased to invite your participation in the review of ADAC. There are lots of options for involvement - depending on your availability, interest and experience.
We're looking forward to working with you on delivering a great new version of ADAC!
Become an ADAC reviewer →
Review the new adult fever and neutropenia module
Our new adult fever and neutropenia module is ready for final review! We are inviting your input into the module before we publish - it will take around 1-2 hours to complete.
Contact us to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted: Radiation oncology nurse subject matter experts!
Extremities, Skin and Thorax/abdomen
We are calling for subject matter experts to help write site specific guides for:
- Thorax and abdomen
This is part of the radiation oncology nursing knowledge and skills (RONKAS) framework to support the standardised learning and competency assessment of nurses working in radiation oncology.
Join the review group →
Facilitator in Focus
"I am the Clinical Facilitator for Cancer Care Services Rockhampton. This service is quite small and we have regular staff who are all trained by me. I also train the nurses in our regional centres and act as a resource for them plus other areas of the hospital.
My manager allows me to entertain myself by developing education resources for staff and patients as I see a need for them. I had fun writing a little booklet about the history of cancer and cancer treatments over the centuries, and this year organised a Cancer Clinical Symposium. I am lucky to have managers who agree to my ‘projects’!
During my reading I often find interesting bits of information. For example, I recently found an article on generic drugs and the different fillers companies use and the amounts of ethanol in the taxanes. I print these out and use the articles to facilitate discussion in an informal way. I am lucky enough to work with a motivated team who love their work".
We're coming to WA - and we want to visit you!
eviQ and eviQ Education teams will be in Perth for the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) conference from 12 to 15 November and would love to visit our eviQ Education facilitators and present to nursing staff! Please let us know if you would be happy for us to deliver some education and we will arrange a suitable time.
Contact us: email@example.com
Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference: oral presentation
eviQ Education are thrilled to be presenting at the sell out Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference in Sydney next Thursday, 13 September.
You can watch Lisa present via live-stream from 2.45 to 2.55 in the Perth Room - Tools supporting quality and safety in cancer care session.
Watch the live-stream next Thursday→
Updated eviQ protocols
Check out the latest protocol updates, new protocols published and document updates...
eviQ updates →
Join the eviQ team: we're hiring!
We are recruiting a full time 12 month maternity leave content author role in nursing or pharmacy. Applications Close 11.59 pm Wednesday 19 September 2018.
For more information follow the link below or contact Julia Shingleton: Julia.Shingleton@health.nsw.gov.au
Apply now →
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Did you know?
Although targeted therapies are thought to cause less damage to healthy cells, they can still cause:
- skin toxicities such as acneiform rash (papules and pustules which resemble acne), dry skin
- hair changes (depigmentation and changes to appearance)
- reduced platelets in the bloods and reduced wound healing
View the SACT rapid learning