Oncological emergency: Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)
Some cancers, and some drugs used in the treatment of cancer, can cause Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion. SIADH is characterised by increased water retention and sodium loss and can result in hypoosmolality and hyponatremia. This can be severe and may result in serious and potentially life threatening consequences if not corrected.
This new module in our Oncological emergencies series, will help you to:
- recognise the signs and symptoms of SIADH
- assess the severity
- initiate the right interventions and escalate care appropriately
The learning also contains further reading resources and downloadable symptom and summary sheets.
Learn more in the new rapid learning →
COVID-19 and personal protective equipment
For those who didn’t catch it earlier this month, this rapid learning provides strategies to help you conserve PPE so you can ensure it’s available whenever you need it.
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Best practice management of lung cancer
The final instalment in our Best practice management of lung cancer course is now available.
Part three, Care after initial treatment and recovery through to end-of-life care, covers:
- care after initial treatment
- managing recurrent, residual and metastatic disease, and
- end of life care
Learn how to support people with lung cancer through these stages of the care pathway.
View the lung cancer module here →
ADAC facilitator training has changed!
To all ADAC facilitators—new and old—we’ve changed the way we deliver our ADAC facilitator training.
ADAC facilitator training is now available online as a series of pre-recorded webinars. The change means that training will be available whenever you need it and you'll be able to go back and brush up on your skills as often as you like.
Of course, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to interact with the eviQ Education team and ask questions. Scheduled Q&A sessions are still available for facilitators. If you have any follow-up questions from your online ADAC facilitator training, or you have other questions related to delivering ADAC training, we’ll still be there to answer them. If you don’t have any follow-up questions after watching the webinar recordings, attending the Q&A session is optional.
So, if you’re a new facilitator, keen to start your training now, or not-so-new and wanting to brush up your skills, don’t wait. Head on over to the training calendar now to learn more about training options. When you’re ready, click on ‘Join the Q&A’ to request online facilitator training access, and/or to enrol in a Q&A session.
View the training calendar here →
Talking about clinical trials with confidence
Empowering patients to participate in clinical trials
Did you know that 80% of patients would enrol in a clinical trial if recommended by their health care provider? Learn about your role in empowering patients to make informed decisions about clinical trials participation with this new Cancer Institute video celebrating Clinical Trials Day.
View the trials video →
How confident are you in discussing clinical trials with your patients? We want to build your knowledge about clinical trials so you feel empowered and confident to support your patients. Please complete our mini survey to help us help you enhance the delivery of clinical trials information to patients in your care.
What would you like to know about clinical trials?
Take our trials survey here →
... cancer nurses, pharmacists, radiation therapists and medical officers! Get involved in the review of the primary brain tumour module by becoming a member of our external review group, and start earning some CPD today!
Send your expression of interest to Lisa.McLean@health.nsw.gov.au by midnight on Sunday the 14th of June. Remember to include your name, current role and preferred email address for future contact.
Out with Cancer survey
Western Sydney University is one of seven Australian universities taking part in this international study on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) experiences of cancer and cancer care.
Two surveys are currently open:
- Healthcare professionals working in cancer medicine and cancer care (10-15 mins)
This survey focuses on the experiences of Healthcare professionals working in cancer medicine and cancer care regarding the issues and concerns of LGBTQI+ people with cancer and their carers. It will ask about your knowledge and experiences of working with LGBTQI+ people with cancer and their carers and will help to improve the quality of care for this population.
- LGBTQI+ people & their partner(s), family members and friends (20-45 minutes)
This is for:
- LGBTQI+ people (15y+) who have, or have had, cancer or medical intervention to reduce cancer risk.
- Partner(s), family members and friends of LGBTQI+ people with cancer, as well as LGBTQI+ people who have cared for someone with cancer.
Participants can take a confidential online survey with the option of a follow-up interview to discuss their experiences in more depth. They can also take part in a further photo interview, using photos taken by them.
Take the Out with cancer survey here →
Resources from our friends
Advance care planning
Advance Care Planning Australia has developed a series of free online learning modules.
The modules cover a range of advance care planning topics—from starting discussions with patients, legal and ethical considerations, tips of implementing advance care planning in your organisation and more.
You can also visit the Advance Care Planning Australia website for more supportive resources and information.
Access Advanced Care Planning modules here →
End of Life conversations
End of Life conversations is a new online training module from Cancer Council Victoria. It provides health professionals with the skills and confidence to effectively discuss death and dying with people affected by cancer.
This free, 60-minute online course provides health professionals with evidence-based skills for effective communication about end of life.
Learning outcomes include:
- Identifying the benefits of learning communication skills for both clinician and patient
- Identifying the communication skills required for conducting effective end of life discussions
- Describing a range of techniques to assess patient understanding
On completion, health professionals who would like to further develop and practice their communication skills can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on other courses and experiential workshops.
Find End of Life Conversations here →
Therapeutic Guidelines is offering complimentary access to their online digital guidelines, as well as their eTG complete mobile app, to healthcare workers who do not have a current subscription. Free access is available until 31 July 2020.
Read more in eviQ's eTG news item →
eviQ Education has two team updates to report.
Firstly, we’re sad to say goodbye to Julie Stone, who many of you will know as an engaging facilitator webinar trainer. She’s also done a great job getting to know our facilitators and getting them involved with the newsletter.
Julie has proved to be a great asset, liaising with the Oncology basics project committee to ensure suggestions and comments were reflected in the content.
We wish Julie well in her return to the Agency of Clinical Innovations, where she’ll continue to keep busy in the important fields of quality and BMT.
Secondly, we’re happy to welcome back Catherine Bullivant, who returns to us from maternity leave.
You may remember Cath for organising our first facilitators’ forum! Cath is back working with the team to help us engage with you, and better understand and meet your needs.
eviQ protocol updates
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- ADAC Q & A session - Wednesday17th June2020 - 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm (AEST)
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Q: Is facilitator training available online?
A: Yes! Facilitator training webinars are now available on demand.
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Did you know?
It is estimated that 10% to 45% of patients with small cell lung cancer will show evidence of SIADH.
Find out more about symptoms and cancers which may cause SIADH in our latest Rapid Learning.
Find the SIADH rapid learning here →