Rapid Learning

Understanding radiation oncology and how it can benefit patients

Learn about the palliative and curative benefits of radiation therapy as a cancer treatment modality as this rapid learning module takes you through its role, indications and side effects.

The resource page also has links to a presentation slide deck, downloadable and printable resources, and Radiation Oncology Targeting Cancer campaign videos and resources.

Learn more in our new rapid learning →

 Four key steps to providing supportive care

Developed by the University of Melbourne’s Cancer Nursing Research group, Introduction to supportive care in cancer is designed to develop knowledge of supportive care needs of people with cancer—and how to screen for and meet those needs.

Learn why supportive care is important and listen to patients talk about how supportive care can make a difference.

 View the Introduction to supportive care course →

Immunotherapies case study

Meet Robyn, a 56 year old woman with lung cancer. Robyn has been offered immunotherapy but is nervous about starting treatment and has a lot of questions.

Using what you’ve learnt from the immunotherapies module, can you support Robyn through patient education, baseline assessment and her first and subsequent treatment cycles?

 Review Robyn's case study in Immunotherapies →   

 Cultural competence—how to achieve it

Effective Cultural Communication in Oncology is an interactive training program that specifically targets cultural competence in the oncology setting. It answers questions like ‘Why do we need to consider culture?’ 

Redesigned with a new, user-friendly format, this course educates on the management of cultural challenges and enables health professionals to improve cancer care for these patients. Effective cultural communication can also improve clinician-reported outcomes around culturally and linguistically diverse â€‹issues. 

Learn more about Effective Cultural Communication → 

Reviewer call out! Best practice management of lung cancer

Do you have a keen interest in lung cancer? Yes? Then why not help us review the new module in our Best Practice Management of Lung Cancer course. Content for module 2 includes an update on available treatments for lung cancer, and covers surgery, systemic anticancer therapies and radiation therapy. 

If you’d like to be involved, please email your expression of interest to Lisa.McLean@health.nsw.gov.au

Free training & networking opportunity for educators

Will you be in Sydney on 25th September? Have you registered for our upcoming event?

  • Learn how you can implement the 24 hour triage toolkit in your facility at our train the trainer workshop
  • Participate in clinical teaching & practice workshops
  • Have your say and help us design future developments
  • Take time out at lunch and tea-time to network with other clinical educators

Check out our agenda, or see our news post Join us for a free training event in Sydney! for more information,

ADAC review, redesign and redevelopment

If you're wondering what's happening with the Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course (ADAC) project, check our project web page for updates.

Like to be involved?

  • Dates for online Q & A sessions are available on our project web page or the training calendar. If you’d like to ask questions or provide feedback about the project, email eviqed@eviq.org.au and we’ll book you in and let you know how to connect. 
  • If you’re interested in being part of a review group, email sarah.tomkins@health.nsw.gov.au to express your interest. 

"I love Rad Onc nursing – it’s as simple as that"

Almost twenty years ago, Michelle’s traded her after-hours, clinical resource nursing role for a ‘9 to 5’ job in Rad Onc. Today, Michelle is the chair of the CNSA Radiation Oncology Specialist Practice Network and she hasn’t stopped there.

Michelle’s love of radiation oncology nursing and an encounter with eviQ at a CNSA conference, has resulted in the first skills and competency framework for radiation oncology nursing—the Radiation Oncology Knowledge and Skills (RONKAS) framework

Read more about Michelle's Rad Onc nursing journey →

Earn CPD points at eviQ Education

Our eviQ Education course library contains around 35 courses and almost 120 hours of training. 

While we don’t generally apply for accreditation from national boards (e.g. Medical Radiation Practice, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy boards) you can still earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for courses relevant to your learning needs by documenting your self-directed learning activities in a board approved format. 

All courses developed or hosted by eviQ Education can attract CPD hours for participants. Read our eviQ Education CPD guide and/or visit our FAQ page for more information.

 View our CPD guide here →

Metro roadshow

Photo: Sarah Chung on the Metro Roadshow at St George Hospital's Haematology Oncology Day Centre

The eviQ education metro roadshow toured 4 Sydney hospitals last month. As well as providing resource information sessions, we were looking to find out more about clinicians' learning styles and seeking general feedback about our resources. 

Clinicians told us that they:

  • love our new rapid learning & expanded range of learning styles (branched narratives, interactive scenarios)
  • are interested in resources in other formats, such as podcast and voiceover
  • want more topics that fill clinical learning needs
  • would like printable summaries & presentation resources

If you see we're going to be at a venue near you, let us know if you'd like to arrange an information session at your facility. If you have any suggestions for resources, topics or learning formats that can meet your clinical learning needs, contact us via eviQEd@eviq.org.au .

Your favourite things... about Rapid Learning

Results from our recent Rapid Learning evaluation survey are in and we're happy to say that you're happy too. 

 View our survey results snapshot here →

If you haven’t tried the rapid learning series yet, head over to our rapid learning page and start with one of our 10 published topics. Something important we haven’t covered? Suggest a topic at eviqed@eviq.org.au .

eviQ updates

Chemotherapy safety at home - revised Patient Information sheet

Changes include advice which is more pragmatic for patients and carers in their home environment. The eviQ protocol recommendations remain unchanged for occupational exposure. To learn about the changes or to link to the information sheet, go to eviQ news’ Updated chemotherapy safety at home.

New GP fact sheets

eviQ has four new fact sheets developed specifically for GPs on immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapy, IV chemotherapy and oral chemotherapy. To read more, visit eviQ news' NEW GP Fact Sheets

eviQ protocol update

Subscribe to receive content area specific updates direct to your inbox - click here to sign up to eviQ newsletters.

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 oncology Clinical resources

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As usual...

 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.

 Online education Q & A sessions. 20th August - 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (EST)

 Facilitator training (online webinars): Register for our next online facilitator training:

  • Introduction to ADAC - Thursday 8th August 2019 - 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm (EST)
  • Introduction to ADAC in the non cancer setting - Thursday 15th August 2019 - 1:00 am – 2:00 am (EST) 

View the training calendar here 

Email us on eviqed@eviq.org.au to book your Q & A or training place and receive webinar login details.

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How do I log my CPD?

You will need to log the courses as self-directed CPD and document according to professional body requirements.

eviQ Education provides a CPD guide which is available via the Resources & Tools menu.

View the CPD Guide  →



Did you know?

Approximately 50% of all people diagnosed with cancer can benefit from radiation therapy in the management of their disease, yet only about a third receive it.

Learn more about Radiation Oncology and how it can benefit patients in this rapid learning.

Go to rapid learning now →