Nursing Management

OF THE ONCOLOGY PATIENT

Target Audience:
Pediatric and adult oncology nurses, oncology surgery nurses, oncology nurse coordinators, palliative care nurses, and pain management nurses

Requirements for participants: RN

Number of participants:

8-12

Duration:

1 week

Course Structure:

Presentations and lectures, simulations, case discussions, clinical observations

Background

Malignancies are the second most common cause of morbidity in the western world. Whether in an acute care hospital, specialized oncology hospital, or in outpatient care, treating patients with malignant diseases is complex and generally handled by multidisciplinary teams, with the nursing teams having a major role in all aspects of treatment. The theoretical knowledge and oncology treatment modalities are updated frequently and as such, nurses are expected to provide professional and comprehensive care to these patients, based on up-to-date information.

Main Objectives

To promote theoretical and practical knowledge from diagnosis to treatment and monitoring of oncology patients.

To improve nursing intervention skills such as providing information, training, counseling, accompaniment and support, symptom management, treatment methods, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

Course Coordinator:

Ms. Sarah Ben Ami RN, BA, M OCC.H

Sarah Ben Ami is the head nurse at Sheba Medical Center’s Jusidman Oncology Hospital and is a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care.

Sarah has extensive experience in many aspects of oncology nursing and is highly regarded for her expertise in this field. She served as head nurse at Sheba’s Meirav Breast Center, regional coordinator of oncology nursing and home care, and a clinical oncology nurse specialist at the Jusidman Oncology Hospital

Ms. Ben Ami has undertaken many national and international professional activities. She served as President of the Israeli Oncology Nursing Society and a member of the Israel Ministry of Health’s prestigious national council for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

She is a member of the board of trustees of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care in the Africa and Middle East region and a member of the Middle East Cancer Consortium Palliative Care Steering Committee.

Main Course topics:

  • Introduction to oncology
  • Breast cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Melanoma
  • Prostate tumors
  • Gynecological tumors
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Malignancies in children
  • Malignancies in children: Symptomatic treatment
  • Management of central lines
  • Safety practices in the administration of cytotoxic drugs
  • Neutropenia and the treatment of infections in the oncology patient
  • Treatment of an oncological wound and dressing types
  • Nutrition in the oncology patient
  • Innovative treatments in oncology
  • Symptomatic management of the oncology patient
  • End-of-life symptomatic management
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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