Critically examines the impact of caring for severely ill patients on the personal well-being of health care professionals. Learners will explore how to apply self-care to promote a healthy work-life balance.
This course is designed for participants who are already familiar with the WHO ladder for pain management. Participants will learn the pathophysiology of cancer pain, cancer pain syndromes, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for intractable pain in palliation and how to conduct educational and advocacy work.
This is a self-paced course designed for those who have completed the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Education Program from the British Columbia Cancer Agency. de Souza Institute recommends nurses take this course in order to maintain their competency in this area, and that all nurses include reflective practice in their systemic therapy competency maintenance process.
Reviews foundational knowledge and concepts in cancer, current treatments and common side effects. It also addresses some of the issues that cancer patients face: sexuality and survivorship. The content is tailored to the needs of clinicians who look after cancer patients in general hospitals and in the community.
This online study group and one day in person symposium with mock exam helps prepare Registered Nurses to write the CPHON certification exam. Created and facilitated by CPHON certified experts, this study group takes participants through a variety of online modules that correspond to exam content.
This two-part course is part of the de Souza Expert Facilitator designation program. This course is designed to help RNs interested in facilitating the Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course.
This two-part course is part of the de Souza Expert Facilitator designation program. This course is designed to help RNs interested in facilitating de Souza Institute's Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy (PSCB) course in their local organization, who meet the eligibility criteria, become expert facilitators.
Designed for nurses to review their practice and receive up-to-date new information in chemotherapy and biotherapy on an annual basis. Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy is a prerequisite.
The de Souza Hospice Palliative Care Study Group offers preparatory work to assist independent adult learners as they study to write the CNA Hospice Palliative Care exam. Participants will examine theories and concepts in order to achieve specific competencies as outlined in the CNA exam study guide blueprint.
A preparatory program to assist independent adult learners preparing to write the CNA Oncology Certification Exam. Within this course you will examine, critically consider and apply the theories and concepts outlined in the CNA Oncology exam blueprint. The exam blueprint outlines the core oncology competencies of an oncology nurse with at least two years of experience in the specialty.
This online course provides an overview of chemotherapy and biotherapy for health care professionals who work in the community setting. The content covers classifications and agents, routes of administration, adverse effects, administration complications, and safe handling practice standards, and highlights their implication for community care.
Complex Malignant Hematology covered in this course will include leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and aplastic anemia. Many patients with CMH will benefit from stem cell transplant (HCT) requiring specialized facilities and a well-trained team of specialized healthcare providers.
You will explore theories and practices pertaining to behavioural change counseling, covering: Theoretical models including Stages of Change, health belief model, empowerment, motivational interviewing, and the '5 As' approach. Common psychological disorders among people with chronic illness, including diabetes. How to incorporate appropriate behavioral approaches to patient education practice.
Introduces the art and science of oncology practice. Fundamental concepts of cancer care will be presented for those who work with cancer patients. Insight into the four most common types of cancer: breast, lung, prostate and colorectal will be offered. The content is optimized for nurses and is open to other regulated health care professionals.
Provides essential concepts for assessment, care and management in leukemia (including MDS), lymphoma, multiple myeloma. There are 14 modules in total. Within each specific disease site, there will be a review of fundamental information related to oncology practice as well as a case study to consolidate learning through application.
Provides essential concepts for assessment, care and management in head and neck, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and skin cancers. There are 8 modules in total. Within each specific disease site, there will be a review of fundamental information related to oncology practice as well as a case study to consolidate learning through application.
Provides essential concepts for assessment, care and management in sarcoma, genitourinary, gynecological and central nervous system cancers. There are 8 modules in total. Within each specific disease site, there will be a review of fundamental information related to oncology practice as well as a case study to consolidate learning through application.
Covers cancer care competencies in managing the four most common disease sites - lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate. There are 8 modules in total, covering disease site specific prevalence and incidence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and more importantly, the latest updates in screening, biomarkers in diagnostics, treatment options, and survivorship care.
Establish the fundamental skills required for effective leadership in health care. This course is offered through the Michener Institute Continuing Education program and is recognized for de Souza Designation credits.
Covers a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care topics, including core competencies in symptom management, ethical issues and communication skills in palliative care. The program is adapted from EPEC-O Canada materials and the original EPEC-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) course funded by the National Cancer Institute. CME credits available.
Examines common individual and family experiences across the illness trajectory from a theoretical, empirical and clinical perspective in order to understand and assess distress and coping from a family centered standpoint. The course draws on a case-based, narrative format and provides opportunities to learn in small groups of interprofessional learners.
Emphasis of this course will be on exploring the interprofessional care of families experiencing cancer along the illness trajectory from diagnosis through to bereavement or long term survivorship. Using case based learning in small interprofessional groups; participants will explore a variety of key learning themes relevant to the interprofessional care of families.
This course will help participants learn how to find evidence based information and best practices to help inform clinical practice. Participants will learn how to carry out a systematic search process and analyze clinical literature for its quality, impact, and applicability in practice. Participants will then apply the learning to address their own clinical questions to support optimal care.
This six week facilitator led online asynchronous course is designed to help health care professionals expand their knowledge about hospice palliative care issues. Participants will learn how to build their communication, assessment and symptom management skills as well as strategies for teaching patients in different hospice palliative care settings.
Provides a comprehensive review of screening, assessment and management of psychosocial distress. Depression and anxiety in adults with cancer is based on the 2015 Pan-Canadian Practice Guidelines. (www.capo.ca).
Provides a comprehensive review of screening, assessment and management of psychosocial distress. Depression and anxiety in adults with cancer is based on the 2015 Pan-Canadian Practice Guidelines. (www.capo.ca). CME credits: 11.5 Mainpro+ credits, and 11.5 Section 1 credits.
Promotes an evidence-based wholistic approach to dyspnea care by increasing knowledge about dyspnea, and its assessment and treatment. This course was created in collaboration between Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and de Souza Institute.
Identifies the supportive care needs of patients and their adjustment process from diagnosis to end of life care; Applies the principles of navigation to enhance patient experiences throughout the journey.
This online course will not only introduce the MASCC Oral Agent Teaching Tool but will also cover safe handling precautions when administering and caring for patients receiving oral chemotherapy and biotherapy agents, and three common oral chemotherapy and biotherapy agents seen in practice.
This course is designed to help nurses understand the principles of radiation therapy. Participants will learn how radiation therapy works, its implications on the patient, different treatment methods, treatment side effects, and a nurses role through the treatment process.
Teaches how to assess and manage common adverse effects following breast cancer surgery or radiation. Content includes rehabilitation measures for fascial restrictions, cording (axillary web syndrome), scar management and lymphedema. Based on the program: Reducing Effects on the Shoulder Through Oncology Rehab and Education (RESTORE) offered at Toronto Rehab Institute.