Cancer Care - An Introduction



To provide participants with an understanding of the cancer disease trajectory, cancer treatments, potential side effects, and the nursing management and therapeutic interventions required for this patient group.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the 2 day course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the oncology services available within the Trust
  • Explain the principles of chemotherapy and its therapeutic use in the management of cancer
  • Discuss the Guidelines for Breaking Bad News
  • Recognise the importance and impact of research in the Oncology setting
  • Discuss the importance of good oral hygiene in cancer patients
  • Identify the clinical signs and symptoms for neutropenic sepsis and explain the nursing management of these patients
  • Identify and manage common oncological emergencies
  • Discuss the risk factors that can lead to problems in cancer patients
  • Recognise the importance of patient education and the key role nurses play in this
  • Discuss the needs of patients undergoing Radiotherapy Treatment


1st level nurses currently on the live NMC register and who are providing care for patients with cancer in the hospital, community and hospice settings across all NI Health and Social Care Trusts.


Lectures, discussion, case-study presentations and group work



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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