Oncology Nursing

Provided by

  • Speciality Nursing
  • Course type Attended
  • Skill level Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • CPD Hours 5

About the course

Course summary

Cancer is the most common cause of death in older companion animals and due to recent advances in veterinary oncology, increased owner awareness and the readiness of veterinary practitioners to treat cancer patients, greater numbers of pets with cancer are being managed long-term. With numerous treatment options available aimed at offering pets optimum quality of life, the goal for the oncology team is maintenance of a lifestyle that is as close to normality as possible.  This full day of oncology nursing will offer theoretical and practical insight into all aspects of caring for cancer patients, including diagnostics, treatment plans and nurse clinics.

Specific areas to be covered

What cancer is

Common tumour types

Cancer diagnostics

Quality of life considerations

Cancer treatment options

Palliative care

Owner considerations

Nurse clinics for cancer patients

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