24-hour triage toolkit
We all know that having the right tool for the job makes all the difference to the outcome. So, we’ve developed this rapid learning series to introduce you to the new, 24-hour triage rapid assessment and access toolkit. The series includes interactive scenarios, an introduction to the toolkit and an implementation guide for managers.
The toolkit uses a red, amber and green scoring system to help you to identify and prioritise the presenting problems of adult cancer patients who contact your facility’s advice lines. The nationally agreed Australian toolkit, including downloadable triage tool and log sheet, is also available on eviQ.
Complete the new rapid learning series →
Stop press: Face to face training
Join us in Sydney for an exclusive train the trainer workshop run by the developer of the Australian version of the toolkit, Joan Thomas.
When: Wednesday, 25 September
Can't be there in person? No problem. Videoconferencing will be available.
Register your interest by emailing Lisa.McLean@health.nsw.gov.au now!
Adult neutropenia case study
What do you remember from our Adult neutropenia, fever and sepsis course? Do you feel confident recognising risk factors and employing strategies for managing sepsis?
Well, to help you to apply course information in a real clinical practice, we’ve added this interactive case study. Try it out, test your knowledge and explore our new branch narrative learning style at the same time.
View the neutropenia case study here →
Site specific Assessor Guide - Pelvis
We’re excited to launch our first site specific assessor’s guide - available as part of the Radiation Oncology Nursing Knowledge and Skills (RONKAS) framework. We’d also like to thank all our guide reviewers. We couldn't have done it without you!
We have two versions of the guide. The assessor's guide contains key questions and scenarios to help assess competency in patient education, assessment and management. The nursing guide provides site specific learning and reference materials.
If you're a facilitator who'd like to learn more about using the RONKAS framework to support radiation oncology nurses in your department, contact Lisa.McLean@health.nsw.gov.au
Assessor's Pelvis guide → Nursing Pelvis guide →
Choose your own adventure
We’ve introduced a new type of learning resource—branched narratives! These case studies and scenarios, where you ‘choose your own ending’, provide a practical course component that help support clinical decision making skills.
How do they work? The new adult neutropenia case study and triage toolkit scenarios will ask you to make decisions about the care of the patient, then let you experience the outcomes of your choices. Don’t worry if you get it wrong, you’ll always be provided with feedback and support to help get you back on the right path.
ADAC review news
... or, what’s happening with the review, redesign and redevelopment of the Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course (ADAC) project.
Thank you to everyone who joined our Focus Group webinars! We can’t say it often enough—input from the front line helps us deliver the most relevant resources.
- Our online ADAC survey is open. If you’d like to contribute to the review and haven’t been able to join a review or focus group, it’s not too late to share your views. Survey closes 16 th June.
Take the ADAC survey now →
Content for our first topic Handling antineoplastic drugs and related waste safely will be sent for review on July 1st. If you’re interested in being part of this or any review group, email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
Helping people with cancer find the information they need
In February, we released our Patient Education rapid learning and gave you a sneak peek at the new Patient Information website. The site now includes information on specific cancer types, covering almost 80% of Australians affected by cancer.
Patient Information provides a portal to reliable information for people affected by cancer and directs users to content relevant to their cancer type and their current situation or concern. It includes key information, helpful tips and questions to ask in a variety of situations. It also provides links to detailed information from reliable resources as well as contact details for support services.
What makes it even more useful? The ability to save, share and print pages, links and checklists.
Check out the patient Information site here → (Best viewed in Chrome browser)
Behind the Patient Information website
Jennifer Cater has worked as a nurse in oncology, haematology and palliative care for over 30 years and is the current treasurer of CNSA Sydney. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about patient education and the role cancer nurses play in assisting people with cancer. This passion led her to the Patient Information team.
“Providing information that the patient and their carers understand and doesn’t overwhelm them is essential to quality cancer care” she says.
Working on Patient Information site development over the last three years has given Jennifer the opportunity to contribute to the education of patients, make access to cancer information more accessible, and enable people to be active participants in their care.
What was her biggest challenge? Learning the technical skills behind website development and making information accessible online. Jennifer was excited to see the site go live and is looking forward to the next stage in content development – and helping patients and their carers navigate the cancer pathway.
We can think of two extra reasons for you to attend this year’s Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) Annual Congress in Melbourne this June.
1. We get to say Hi to you at our eviQ booth
2. The developer of the exciting, new, Australian, 24-hour triage toolkit, Joan Thomas, will be at our booth, talking about the toolkit and answering questions about how it works and how to you can implement it.
On the ground at ASMIRT
Photo: Lisa McLean at the 2019 eviQ and eviQ Education Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) conference booth.
We had a great time meeting delegates at our ASMIRT booth in Adelaide recently. And, we’d like to thank everyone who shared their wonderful ideas about how we can better support clinicians working in radiation oncology.
Updated eviQ protocols
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eviQ Education flyers available for your practice - Featuring a catalogue of all our courses. Request hardcopies by emailing us your details: email@example.com
Online education Q & A sessions. Next session, Tuesday 16th July 2019 - 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (EST).
Facilitator training (online webinars): Register for our next online facilitator training:
- Introduction to ADAC - Thursday 13th June 2019 - 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm (EST)
- Introduction to ADAC in the non cancer setting - Tuesday 18th June 2019 - 10.30 am – 11.30 am (EST)
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Did you know?
Fever may be absent in up to 10% of patients with infection & patients with severe infection or sepsis may even present with hypothermia.
Why not test your knowledge around adult neutropenia, fever and sepsis in our new case study eQuiz?
Find the eQuiz here →