Online CPD modules about Cancer Nursing/ Oncology
This module will outline the physiological changes associated with head and neck cancer and associated radiotherapy therapy treatment, and highlight particular organs at risk. It will offer insight into the significant adverse effects associated with chemoradiotherapy and outline some suggested prevention and management techniques that are used by members of the multidisciplinary team in order to improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer.
Key learning outcomes
By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
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This module will outline the
pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal injury following
exposure to radiation therapy. This condition is a common side effect of cancer
treatment and has the potential to cause significant morbidity, limit treatment
tolerability, and impair quality of life for survivors. This module outlines
interventions with supporting evidence, and highlights areas for future
research to improve patient outcomes.
On completion of this module, you will be able to:
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This module explores four common chemotherapy-related adverse effects: Anti-cancer therapy induced nausea and vomiting (AINV), mucositis, hand-foot syndrome, and chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea.
At the end of this module participants will be able to:
This module provides an update on
the pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, staging,
treatment and prognosis for melanoma.
This module will focus on the
planning considerations for radiotherapy for patients with non-small cell lung
cancer (NSCLC). It will review patient characteristics and selection criteria
for radiotherapy, planning considerations, stage-specific treatment
characteristics, and complications.