Foundation Oncology Skills workshop held at DMCH
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, February 27, 2019: Department of Pediatrics, DMCH organized a two-days Foundation Oncology skills workshop for nurses working in pediatric oncology. The workshop was attended by nurses not only in the...
Ludhiana, February 27, 2019: Department of Pediatrics, DMCH organized a two-days Foundation Oncology skills workshop for nurses working in pediatric oncology. The workshop was attended by nurses not only in the pediatric oncology field but in pediatric critical care unit and pediatric hematology units. The workshop consisted of talks on treatment modalities, impact if cancer, managing oncology emergencies, end of life care, febrile neutropenia, management of toxicities and various others.
Along with this specific skill stations were organized give the nurses hands on training for inserting PIC lines, spill management, preparing chemotherapy etc.
The two-day workshop saw an overwhelming response from nurses and doctors. It allowed the nurses to receive both theoretical and practical knowledge of various stages of management of pediatric oncology patients. Princpal Dr Sandeep Puri stated that the nurses are not only the backbone of the hospital but pretty much all the bones of the hospital as they are the ones that spend the most time with the patients. He further went on to state that nurses are a privilege to the hospital especially nurses who are willing to learn and constantly improve upon their skills.
Dr. Shruti Kakkar (Incharge pediatric hematology oncology DMCH) said that nurses working in pediatric oncology have days that are anything but easy. They need to have knowledge about the diagnosis, the treatment, side effects and complication of therapy and need to be highly skilled in delivering chemotherapy, and the fact that the department has been blessed with hard working and compassionate nurses is a blessing.