The PICS, together with eviQ and staff from The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, have developed a range of eLearning modules for the paediatric oncology community. These modules are freely available via the eviQ Education website.
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 education resource reviews the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and management principles of paediatric FN. It 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.
Managing a child with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
This module provides an overview on how to effectively manage a child with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It is relevant for clinical staff who have recently started working in paediatric oncology, as well as patients and families of children receiving chemotherapy.
Caring for children and adolescents with mucositis
This module provides an understanding of how to effectively manage a child and/or adolescent with mucositis. This resource has been developed for health professionals and families who care for children and/or adolescents undergoing cancer treatment and/or haematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Understanding clinical trials in childhood cancer
This module provides an understanding of the importance of clinical trials and is intended for use by health professionals who are involved in the care of children and/or adolescents with 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.
Caring for a child with leukaemia
This module provides an overview of the principles involved when caring for a child with leukaemia. The module is relevant for clinical staff working in paediatric oncology as well as patients and families.
There are currently two modules available: 1) Procedural pain is everyone’s responsibility, 2) Procedural pain: being prepared. These modules provide an overview of effective procedural pain management. The modules are relevant for clinical staff working in paediatric oncology, as well as staff working in general paediatrics where children undergo medical procedures.
Physical activity for children living with cancer
This module provides an overview 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.
Late complications of childhood cancer and the need for long term follow-up care
These videos provide an overview of late complications of childhood cancer and the importance of long term follow-up care for survivors of childhood cancer.