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Contact hours
6.40
On Demand

Caring for patients with cancer can be challenging, especially for new oncology nurses or those working outside of cancer care. This introductory course provides a foundation for providing care to patients experiencing a cancer diagnosis, treatment complications, or trouble coping. You’ll cover a range of basic topics, from cancer biology, treatments, symptom management, and patient and family care. This course is also a great refresher for experienced cancer nurses.

While there is no text used with this course, you can supplement your knowledge with essential ONS publications like Cancer Basics and A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management.

Contact hours
6.30
On Demand

What is normal cell biology? Why do normal cells become cancer cells? How do new molecular therapies target cancer? Find answers to these questions and more while gaining a better understanding of cancer and its treatments. This concentrated, self-paced, learning experience covers the fundamentals of cancer biology and addresses cutting-edge information that, when applied, will dramatically affect your practice.

Contact hours
16.30
On Demand

Oncology nurses need a solid understanding of cancer genetics and genomics and how they influence cancer care. Discover more about genetic influences on cancer, cancer risk assessment, and hereditary cancer syndromes and explore how genetics and genomics affect individualized approaches to disease prevention, intervention, and treatment.

Contact hours
3.60
On Demand

Often used as a quality care benchmark for healthcare providers, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are frequently preventable with the right care. Learn evidence-based strategies to prevent these dangerous and costly infections. Through this comprehensive course, you’ll learn essential background information such as types of central venous access devices, the pathogenesis of CLABSIs and their risk factors, as well as diagnostic and assessment criteria. Common causative organisms, prevention and treatment strategies and challenges facing the oncology population will also be presented.

Contact hours
9.10
On Demand
If you’re new to oncology, administering or planning to administer chemotherapy/biotherapy, or caring for patients receiving chemotherapy, then this course is your first stop. You’ll receive the fundamentals of administration regardless of the volume and frequency of chemotherapy or biotherapy administered. Earn CNE and an ONS Chemotherapy Provider Card.

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