eLearning

eLearning modules

Radiotherapy in childhood cancer – An introduction for nurses

Developed in collaboration with Cancer Council Victoria, this free, 30-minute eLearning module provides an understanding of what paediatric patients may experience with radiotherapy including the procedures, indicators for treatment and acute side effects. The module is aimed at nurses who care for young patients with a cancer diagnosis receiving radiotherapy but may also be relevant for other medical and allied health staff working in the field of paediatric oncology.

This module is freely available via the Cancer Council Victoria website.

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Fever and suspected or confirmed neutropenia in children with cancer

Infection, frequently presenting as fever and neutropenia (FN), is the most common complication of the treatment of paediatric cancer and is the leading cause of emergency department presentations and unplanned hospital admissions. This evidence-based eLearning module developed by the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, reviews the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and management principles of paediatric FN.

The module is readily available via the eviQ Education website and is relevant for all medical and nursing staff involved in the care of children with cancer, especially those working in emergency, general paediatrics and haematology/oncology.

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Managing a child with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Developed by the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, this eLearning module provides an overview on how to effectively manage a child with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. The module is relevant for clinical staff who have recently started working in paediatric oncology, as well as patients and families of children receiving chemotherapy and is freely available via the eviQ Education website.

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Caring for children and adolescents with mucositis

This eLearning module demonstrates how to effectively manage a child and/or adolescent with mucositis. Developed by the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, the module is appropriate for health professionals and families who care for children and/or adolescents undergoing cancer treatment and/or haematopoietic stem cell transplant.

This module is freely available via the eviQ Education website.

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Understanding clinical trials in childhood cancer

Designed for health professionals who are involved in the care of children and/or adolescents with cancer, this eLearning module provides an understanding of the importance of clinical trials in childhood cancer. When caring for children and adolescents with cancer, it is important to understand the significance of clinical trials; to diagnose, treat and observe improving clinical outcomes.

This module was developed by the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, and is freely available via the eviQ Education website.

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Caring for a child with leukaemia

The Caring for a child with leukaemia module, freely available via the eviQ Education website,  provides an overview of the principles involved when caring for a child with leukaemia. The module was developed by the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, and is relevant for clinical staff working in paediatric oncology as well as patients and families.

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Central nervous system (CNS) tumours in children and adolescents

Developed by the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, this module is designed to provide an understanding of central nervous system (CNS) tumours.  This resource has been developed for health professionals who care for children and/or adolescents with cancer.

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Procedural pain

On the subject of procedural pain, the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, have developed two eLearning modules: 1) Procedural pain is everyone’s responsibility, 2) Procedural pain: being prepared. These modules provide an overview of effective procedural pain management and are relevant for clinical staff working in paediatric oncology, as well as staff working in general paediatrics where children undergo medical procedures.

The procedural pain modules are readily available via the eviQ Education website.

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Central venous access devices

This resource describes the various types of CVADs, the indications for their use and potential complications. It also presents important safety information to reduce the risk of gaps between evidence, clinical practice and policy.  This course is provided by eviQ Education.

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Physical activity for children living with cancer

This eLearning module provides an understanding of the importance of physical activity and describes the types of physical activity and the recommended amount of activity for children living with cancer. This module is relevant to clinical staff and families of children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Developed by the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, the module can be accessed via the eviQ Education website.

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Late complications of childhood cancer and the need for long term follow-up care

Developed by the PICS in collaboration with eviQ, and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, this series of eight eLearning modules provide an overview of late complications of childhood cancer and the importance of long term follow-up care for survivors of childhood cancer. The modules are readily available via the PICS website.

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