Cancer in southern Melbourne education seminars

SMICS in partnership with Peninsula Health is pleased to offer this cancer care education program comprising 10 education sessions. Sessions will be uploaded here as they become available.

Upon completion, please take the time to complete an evaluation for each episode here.

Episode 1: Introduction to Cancer Care

An overview of cancer as a disease process; including epidemiology, cell physiology, carcinogenesis, treatment options and side effects using the patient management frameworks to map a patients journey through their cancer treatment

Episode 2: Supportive Care

Informative session that will give you an overview of supportive care and how and why we need to screen people with cancer for physical and psychosocial needs

Episode 3: Cancer Emergencies

This will aim to provide participants with an overview of the definition, cause, clinical features, Dx tests & medical & nursing Mx of emergencies that usually occur with solid tumours and Haematological malignancies.

Episode 4: Psycho Oncology: Survivorship and Late Effects

An overview of the psychological issues confronting people with cancer, how to help and the role of the Psychologist

Episode 5: Palliative care and pain management

Introduction to palliative care and bereavement. When should Palliative care clinicians be access for people with cancer

Episode 6: Radiation and Chemotherapy

Clinical management of side effects relating to chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment, how it impacts your patients and how to best care for them

Episode 7: Prostate and Breast Cancer
Introduction to urology and breast cancers, diagnosis, treatment and nursing management

Episode 8: The management of side effects from cancer treatment and multidisciplinary care

Clinical management of side effects relating to chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment, how it impacts your patients and how to best care for them

What is an MDT, who attends MDT's why they are best practice

Episode 9: Allied Health and Wellness

Care needs for people with cancer from allied health point of view. How to best assess allied health needs

Episode 10: Safe handling of cytotoxics and patient education

An introduction to principles & theory of safe practice related to administration & ongoing Mx of cytotoxic drugs, including S/E & pt education