Nursing the Oncology Patient

Course Date:
Tuesday 21st June 2022
Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
£195.00 + VAT
204a Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN

This interactive course is designed for nurses who have an interest in oncology and wish to advance their knowledge, whether they are in primary care, or a referral setting.

Delegates may opt to undertake this course as part of a blended learning approach, with online pre-course learning provided or, for more experienced nurses, via the attendance of our one-day attendance course only. To book the blended-learning course, please click HERE.

In recent years, specialised veterinary oncology care has become more common, and there are many more options for patients diagnosed with cancer. Veterinary nurses are an integral part of these patients’ care; not only are they instrumental in administering chemotherapy and providing oncology nursing care, but they are also well placed to provide support and education for pet owners. As in human oncology healthcare, there is real scope for veterinary nurses to lead oncology services, ensuring all cancer patients receive gold-standard care.

Our blended learning course is recommended for nurses who have limited prior experience and exposure to treating cancer patients. Access to online videos will provide an essential understanding of oncological nursing prior to coming on this one-day course.

The one-day attendance course itself is designed to build upon this knowledge and further your skills and understanding in the diagnosis, treatment and care of our cancer patients.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Common cancers from diagnosis to prognosis
  • Oncological emergencies
  • The chemotherapy visit: cat and dog friendly handling to ensure good outcomes
  • Palliative & end of life care
  • It’s not just chemo – other options to diagnose and treat cancer

Optional online pre-course learning (4 hours of CPD), topics covered include:

  • Health & safety
  • Chemotherapy administration & care of the cancer patient
  • Owner advice & education
  • Palliative care options
  • Oncology nurse clinics