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.
List the features, prevalence and causes of
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
Outline the appropriate actions to take when a
patient’s fatigue is graded moderate to severe and identify how to access
Three short end-of-module quizzes to help you check
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.
Full - Radiotherapy Module One: Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) July 3
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:
You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time.
Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.