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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Cancer Care Emergencies

  • No sessions currently available

Mode of delivery: 

Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)
OR
Online seminar (with online supporting materials)


Course duration: 1 day

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses and enrolled nurses.

 

About this learning program:

This in an introductory program. This program aims to provide participants with an overview of the definition, cause, clinical features, diagnostic tests and medical and nursing management of patients experiencing common oncologic emergencies.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Define common oncologic emergencies
  • Discuss the incidence, aetiology and diagnosis for common oncologic emergencies
  • Identify and discuss the medical and nursing management for common oncologic emergencies

On completion of the program, participants will be able to define common oncologic emergencies and discuss the nursing management for patients with these conditions


What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Bookings (PMCC Staff Only): Cancer Care Emergencies

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD)

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Mode of delivery: Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)


Course duration: 3 hours

Note re: Peripheral Cannulation Training
Content regarding peripheral cannulation is scheduled in the first half of the day, and is followed by the CVAD component which is scheduled in the afternoon. If you wish to complete both courses, you must enrol and book into cannulation training separately on the Learning Hub. 



Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses and enrolled nurses.

 

About this learning program:

This course provides the necessary theory for Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) management in adult patients. The program content outlines the various types of central venous access devices, indications and rationale for use, and subsequent management. 



Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • List Indications for peripheral and central venous catheterisation
  • Recall relevant vascular and related anatomy
  • Identify relevant devices for central venous catheterisation
  • Discuss the nursing assessment, interventions and management of central venous access devices pre- and post-insertion
  • Explain complications associated with central venous access devices
  • Outline documentation requirements
  • Identify nursing interventions required prior to CVAD insertion


On completion of the program, participants will be able to outline the various types of central venous access devices, indications and rationale for use, and their subsequent management. 


What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Chemotherapy Module One

  • No sessions currently available

Mode of delivery: 

Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)
OR
Online seminar (with online supporting materials)

Course duration: 1 day

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses and enrolled nurses.

 

About this learning program:

This is an introductory program. This course provides participants with the underlying principles and theory of safe practice related to administration and management of cytotoxic drugs including side effect management and patient education.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify guiding statements relating to cytotoxic management
  • Explain the aim of cytotoxic therapy in the care of the person with cancer
  • Identify major anti-cancer therapy classifications
  • List common side effects associated with cytotoxic therapy
  • Discuss the education requirements and nursing management of the patient receiving cytotoxic therapy
  • Recognise principles of safe handling and administration in the management of cytotoxic therapy


At the completion of this study day and with further reading, it is expected that participants will be able to;

  • Outline the rationale for using cytotoxic therapy for the treatment of malignant disease
  • Describe the major classifications of cytotoxic and anti-cancer therapy
  • Outline the potential & actual side effects related to cytotoxic administration using a systems approach
  • Provide an overview of the specific requirements the RN/EN must undertake for the safe administration and safe handling of cytotoxic agents to minimise the risk of exposure

What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Bookings (PMCC Staff Only): Chemotherapy Module One

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Haematological Malignancies Module One

  • No sessions currently available

Mode of delivery: 

Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)
OR
Online seminar (with online supporting materials)

Course duration: 1 day

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses, enrolled nurses and allied health staff. 

 

About this learning program:

This is an introductory level course. This course provides participants with an overview of haematopoiesis and haematological diseases including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Pathophysiology, treatment and patient management are discussed.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Outline the process of haematopoiesis
  • Define haematological malignancies (lymphoma, myeloma & leukaemia) and discuss subsequent treatment options and nursing care issues
  • Identify the advances in the treatment and supportive care of patients with haematological malignancies


On completion of the program, participants will be able to define common haematological malignancies and discuss the nursing management for patients with these conditions.



What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Bookings: Haematological Malignancies Module One

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Haematology: Beyond the Basics (2 Day Program)

  • No sessions currently available

No sessions currently available

Mode of delivery: 

Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)

Course duration: 2 days

Course dates: For available course dates, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: 

Whilst completion of Haematology Module 1 is not a pre-requisite, knowledge of haematological malignancies and/or clinical experience managing patients with haematological malignancies will be beneficial in understanding content.

Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to nurses and allied health staff. 

 

About this learning program:

This is a two day intermediate program aimed at nurses and allied health clinicians engaged in the care of patients with haematological malignancies, requiring complex care.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course you should be able to:

  • Identify advances in the laboratory in the management of and implications for practice
  • Identify infection issues in the immunocompromised patient
  • Recognise the impact and benefits of research in quality patient care
  • Discuss treatment toxicities that impact survivorship
  • Identify acute toxicities (e.g. Cytokine Release Syndrome/Venous thrombotic events) in patient with a haematological malignancy
  • Recognise innovative treatments for lymphoma and myeloma
  • Discuss Car T-cell Therapy, the product and it’s application to clinical practice
  • Identify recent updates for specific tumour streams, including patient education and support in myeloma, the role of allografting in cutaneous lymphoma and Outpatient treatment in acute leukaemia
  • State the implications for prehabilitation and effective palliative care on nursing care and the patient journey
  • Discuss key issues impacting the Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) with a haematological malignancy


On completion of the program, participants will be able to identify a number of current and emerging treatment and disease based issues impacting the patient with a haematological malignancy and outline the implications for the clinical care of this patient cohort.




What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.


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Education Session: Haematology Beyond the Basics

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Introduction to Cancer

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Price: 
Peter Mac staff: $85
VCCC Alliance partner: $155
All other participants: $210

Mode of delivery: 
Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)
OR
Online seminar (with online supporting materials)

Course duration: 1 day

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses, enrolled nurses and allied health staff. 

 

About this learning program:

This in an introductory level course. This course provides an overview of cancer as a disease process including epidemiology, cell physiology, carcinogenesis, treatment options and the physical and psychosocial impact of cancer on the patient.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify factors contributing to the risk of developing cancer and discuss the role of prevention and early detection
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cancer cell biology and understand the process of carcinogenesis
  • Identify the broad principles of cancer management as applied to diagnosis, staging, treatment and  assessment of response
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the overall treatment modalities utilised in the management of cancer as a disease
  • Recognise the broad physical and psychosocial impact of cancer and its treatments on patients, families and staff


At the end of the program and with further reading, participants will be able to identify risk factors impacting the development of cancer, discuss the process of carcinogenesis, outline treatment options and discuss the physical and psychosocial impact of cancer on the patient.


What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Pain Management in the Oncology Setting

  • No sessions currently available

Mode of delivery:  Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)


Course duration: 1 day

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses, enrolled nurses and allied health staff. 

 

About this learning program:

This is an introductory level course. This course focuses on the issue of pain in people with cancer. Topics include the pathophysiology of pain, nursing assessment of pain, pharmacological and non pharmacological management of pain, the role of interventional procedures, the use of radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer pain and nursing management of delivery devices.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Define pain
  • Explain the pathophysiology of pain
  • Identify and discuss pharmacological and non pharmacological approaches to pain management
  • Discuss patient assessment and documentation requirements for pain management
  • Explain the application and management of delivery devices for pain management


On completion of the program, participants will be able to discuss the pathophysiology of pain, identify key management approaches to pain management and outline nursing responsibilities for patient care.


What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Palliative Care Two Day Program

  • No sessions currently available

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)


Course duration: 2 days
Please note that the session previously scheduled for May 2022 has been postponed till 15-16 September. Bookings for this rescheduled session are now open.

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to Registered, Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Allied Health Clinicians. 

 

About this learning program:

This is an introductory 2 day program. This course focuses on the care of patients in the palliative care setting. Topics include Models of care, communication, Adolescent & Young Adult and Palliative care, moral distress, symptom management, dying at home, challenging issues at end of life, voluntary assisted dying, care of the deceased patient and panel discussion.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Define palliative care
  • Identify models of care utilised in palliative care
  • Recognise the importance of effective communication in the palliative care setting
  • Discuss issues related to Adolescent & Young Adult receiving Palliative care
  • Recognise the impact of patient management decisions on the healthcare professional
  • Describe the management of key symptoms for patients receiving palliative care
  • Describe the barriers and enablers for home death
  • Identify challenging issues for the management of end of life care
  • Discuss the care of the deceased patient

At the completion of this 2 day program and with further reading, it is expected that participants will understand the concept and philosophy of palliative care and its practical application in the care of patients with life limiting illnesses. They will have developed an approach to some of the challenges involved in providing palliative care, including caring for young people at the end of life, the impact of voluntary assisted dying, and caring for people at home. Participants will have developed understanding of the assessment and management of common symptoms encountered in patients receiving palliative care, and will have enhanced confidence in communicating with patients and relatives. 



What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Peripheral Cannulation

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No sessions currently available

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)


Course duration: half day

Note re: CVAD Training

Content regarding peripheral cannulation is scheduled in the first half of the day, and is followed by the CVAD component, which is scheduled in the afternoon. If you wish to complete both courses, you must enrol and book into CVAD training separately - please see the CVAD catalogue entry. 

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses and enrolled nurses.

 

About this learning program:

This course provides the necessary theory for peripheral cannulation siting. The program content outlines the various types of cannulas, indications and rationale for use, and subsequent management. Simulated cannulation practice under supervision links the clinical procedure with the theoretical component.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Define cannulation
  • List Indications for peripheral venous cannulation
  • Recall relevant vascular and related anatomy
  • Identify relevant devices for cannulation
  • Discuss the nursing assessment, interventions and management of IV cannulas pre- and post-insertion
  • Explain complications associated with IV cannulas
  • Outline documentation requirements
  • Demonstrate cannulation practice using simulation model

On completion of the program, participants will be able to outline the various types of cannulas, indications and rationale for use, and their subsequent management. Participants will be able to demonstrate successful cannulation using a simulation model.



What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Full - Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Radiotherapy Module One

  • No sessions currently available

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)


Course duration: 1 day

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses and enrolled nurses.

 

About this learning program:

This course acquaints participants with various types of radiotherapy including external beam, brachytherapy and radioactive isotopes. The biological impact of radiation on cancerous and normal tissue, adverse side effects and the nursing management of people undergoing radiotherapy is discussed.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify principles of radiation therapy
  • Explain the radiobiological basis of radiation therapy and the planning and treatment processes that support treatment delivery
  • Recognise new and advanced radiation therapy treatment techniques
  • Identify site-specific side-effects of radiation therapy treatment
  • Explain the rationale for undertaking systematic patient assessment prior to and throughout radiotherapy treatment
  • Describe the nursing management of key radiation therapy side effects
  • Define radioisotope/ radioactive emissions
  • List indications for Iodine-131 treatment and principles of use
  • Identify the principles of radiation safety and roles & responsibilities of the health care team in managing patients receiving radioisotopes

On completion of the program, participants will be able to explain how radiotherapy works, discuss treatment side effects and their management.


What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 

 

Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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Academic Nursing Unit (ANU): Chemotherapy Module Two

Note: There are no current sessions available. 

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)

Course duration: 4.5 days

Course location: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Parkville Campus), 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne VIC

Audience: This course is open to Registered Nurses.


Pre-requisites: 

Applicant must confirm that they have completed Chemotherapy Module One OR equivalent learning that includes how chemotherapy drugs work, side effects, administration and safe handling such as the following 7 eVIQ online modules:

    1.  Handling antineoplastic drugs and related waste safely
    2. Understanding how antineoplastic drugs work
    3. Reviewing protocols and prescriptions
    4. Education the patient and carer
    5. Assessing patients
    6. Administering oral antineoplastic drugs
    7. Administering antineoplastic drugs

  • Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. 


Course dates:

This course runs over 4.5 (non-consecutive) days. The following courses have places available in 2022:


September/October course

    • 27th September - 8.30 AM - 4.15 PM 
    • 28th September - 8.30 AM - 4.15 PM 
    • 29th September - 8.30 AM - 4.15 PM 
    • 11th October - 8.30 AM - 4.15 PM 
    • 12th October - 8.30 AM - 12.30 PM 

Before purchasing this course, please enquire about available spaces by contacting LearningHubSupport@petermac.org. 

 

About this learning program:

This is an intermediate level course, scheduled over 4.5 days. Completion of Chemotherapy Module 1 or an approved equivalent is a pre-requisite. Previous chemotherapy administration experience will be an advantage. This course builds on the knowledge gained from Chemotherapy Nursing Module 1 (or equivalent) and will benefit those nurses working in areas where chemotherapy is a major treatment modality. Content includes review of cancer cell biology, chemotherapy and targeted therapy mode of action, common toxicities and patient management.


Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the management of occupational risks associated with the administration of cytotoxic therapy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cancer cell biology, staging systems and tumour markers
  • Identify factors impacting on chemotherapy dosing and checking processes
  • Describe the mode of action of major cytotoxic drug classifications
  • Discuss the role of clinical trials, targeted therapies and immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer
  • Discuss potential complications of chemotherapy administration
  • Explain the mechanism of action, common toxicities and administration considerations for specific cytotoxic agents
  • Identify common side effects of cytotoxic drugs and the nursing interventions required to manage these side effects
  • Use principles of patient education to inform teaching and training in the clinical setting
  • Recognise the benefits of patient referral to relevant resources and programs

At the completion of this course and with further reading, the Registered Nurse will be able to:

  • Define how chemotherapy and targeted therapies are used in cancer management
  • List the major chemotherapy drug classifications and their general mechanisms of action
  • Identify the common side effects/toxicities of cytotoxic drugs and potential complications of administration and outline their management
  • Recognize relevant support resources for patients receiving chemotherapy


What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

 

How to enrol: 
Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page via your Learning Dashboard to sign up to your desired session time. 

 

Disclaimer: 

By enrolling in this course, you are confirming that you have completed prior pre-requisite learning that includes how chemotherapy drugs work, side effects, administration and safe handling. For example, Chemotherapy Module 1 or the 7 EviQ online modules

Peter Mac Staff - you are also confirming that: 

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.


PMCC Staff Price $270.00
Standard $670.00
VCCC Alliance Partners Price $470.00
Nursing

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Cancer-Related Fatigue - NEW ENERGY

Price: Free!

Mode of delivery: online

Course duration: Approx. 1 hour

Pre-requisites: N/A

Audience: This course is open for all learners including people affected by cancer. It is designed for health professionals working in cancer care and survivorship, including all allied health, nursing, medical and RT clinicians, general practitioners (GPs) and other professionals.  

 

About this learning program:

We know that fatigue disrupts the lives of around half of all cancer patients and survivors. But - patients report they are rarely asked about their fatigue or energy levels during healthcare encounters. One reason health professionals say they avoid asking patients about their fatigue is because they don’t know what to do next. Something CAN be done!

This course provides generic education for health professionals in recognising and managing fatigue in cancer. In three short modules, you will learn how fatigue affects patients’ lives, how to screen and grade fatigue and key evidence-based management approaches. The program is based on the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) guidelines for managing cancer-related fatigue. To help busy clinicians apply the guidelines, the CAPO algorithm was adapted to a traffic-light system. 



Learning Objectives:

  • List the features, prevalence and causes of fatigue.
  • Identify some personal impacts fatigue may have on people with cancer.
  • Recall cancer-related fatigue screening methods.
  • Describe fatigue prevention methods.
  • Assess factors contributing to moderate/severe fatigue.
  • Outline the appropriate actions to take when a patient’s fatigue is graded moderate to severe and identify how to access expert help.

 

What’s included in this course

  • Three online learning modules:
      • Module One: video (10 min)
      • Module Two: interactive eLearning module (10-20 min)
      • Module Three: interactive eLearning module (10-15 min)
  • Three short end-of-module quizzes to help you check your understanding
  • A variety of useful resources and links, including clinical practice resources, fact sheets, screening/assessment algorithms, referral guides, collated links to patient resources and rehab programs, etc.

 

What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon completion of the online modules and end-of-module evaluations, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

How to enrol: 
Please click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added to cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and enrol in your course. 


Allied Health Communications and Wellbeing Medicine and Surgery Nursing Radiation Therapy

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More public education coming soon!

If you can't see any training available which relates to your discipline or field of interest, please check back later. 

Peter Mac will be launching more public education programs into 2022 so visit us again regularly to keep up-to-date with out educational offerings!



Allied Health Cancer imaging and Nuclear Medicine Communications and Wellbeing Emergency Training and Life Support Healthcare Operations and Admin Immunotherapy Medicine and Surgery Nursing Radiation Therapy Research and Clinical Trials

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