Palliative care is defined as “Care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have serious or life threatening disease”. It requires a multidisciplinary team approach including palliative care specialists and specialised healthcare professionals. Oncology patients undergo extensively debilitating treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which makes them immunocompromised and are risk for a wide range of infections. Therefore, a good infection prevention programme and education to the patients are very important to minimize this risk.
CIME in collaboration with School of Nursing and Midwifery arranged a Neutropenia Module Course for Nurse Interns. The aim was to provide an overview to the participants about the required assessment, diagnosis, care and provision of relevant intervention for clients admitted to the emergency care setting at the clinical site with chemotherapy related neutropenia.
At the end of this course, participants were able to recognise the clinical presentation of chemotherapy related neutropenia, manage complications in a timely and thoughtful manner through immediate assessment, nursing diagnoses, interventions, and demonstrate good communication with the patient and family regarding the plan of care and discharge teaching. #SimulationForManagementofOncologyPatientwithNeutropenia #NursingEducation #SimulationWorkshop #AKU #CIME