"THE COURSE FACULTY"
Course faculty: Edie Boschen, RN, APN-c, AOCNP Edie has worked the past 10 years in radiation oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at the Atlantic Health System in Morristown, NJ. Previously, she worked in medical oncology for 15 years. As an Advanced practice Nurse, Edie is involved in direct patient care and patient education for patients receiving external beam, Low Dose Rate, MammoSite® and High Dose The Rate. Oncology Nursing Registration Deadline: September 18, 2009 Society Cancellation/Refund: Radiation Therapy Course No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 18, 2009. Presented by Course Fee: The $125 course fee includes: The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center- -ONS Manual for Radiation Oncology Nursing Department of Radiation Oncology Practice and Education -Nursing Education credits -Light breakfast and lunch Saturday, Oct 3, 2009 Continuing Nursing Education Credit: ONS will award 7.0 contact hours to nurses 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM who attend this program in its entirety. ONS is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California State Radiation Oncology Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. In the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center 2850. 100 Madison Avenue Morristown, NJ 07962 ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Competency Statement: This course is not a competency or certification course. The individual employer or institution should determine clinical competency. GOAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE REGISTRATION FORM The Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) 1. Registration ONS Radiation Therapy Course Radiation Therapy Course provides a review of 2. Radiobiology the principles of radiation therapy and the a. Definitions Directions to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center nursing care associated with a variety of b. Types of RT will be provided upon receipt of payment. radiation treatment modalities. c. Purpose of RT d. Radioactive isotopes Registration Fee: $125 TARGET AUDIENCE e. Cell damage This course is designed for inpatient and f. Radiosensitivity Deadline: September 18, 2009 ambulatory oncology nurses who care for g. Radioprotectants Name: patients receiving radiation therapy. The 3. Radiation Treatment Process content is appropriate for those who are new to a. Consult, planning and treatment Preferred Address: radiation therapy as well as for those who want b. Technical advances a comprehensive review in this topic. c. Nursing Role 4. Special applications of external beam RT COURSE OBJECTIVES a. SRS and SRT b. Total Body Irradiation Upon completion of the course, participants will c. Total Lymphoid Irradiation be able to: d. Total Skin Electron Beam Preferred Phone: e. Hyperthermia 1. Discuss the principles and goals of radiation 5. Pediatric Radiation Oncology E- Mail: therapy (RT). 6. General Symptom Management a. Fatigue Institution: 2. Describe the principles of radiation therapy b. Radiodermatitis: Skin Reactions treatment planning and radiobiology. c. Nutrition S.S. # or ONS ID Number: 7. Site Specific Symptom Management 3. Describe the nursing management of the a. Central Nervous System b. Head and Neck Please make checks payable to: patient receiving RT including external beam c. Breast and Chest Wall ~Department of Radiation Oncology~ treatment, specialized RT delivery (i.e. brachytherapy, intraoperative RT, d. Chest and Lung Please send this form along with your payment to: radiosurgery), radiosensitizers, and e. GI/Abdomen Morristown Memorial Hospital radioprotectants. f. Pelvis, Urinary, and Lower GI 100 Madison Ave. g. Bone Box # 9 4. Educate the patient and family about the 8. Radioactive Source Therapy Morristown, NJ 07962 principles and procedures of RT, potential a. LDR/HDR Brachytherapy side effects, and self-care measures. b. Radiopharmaceuticals 9. Radiation Safety and Protection 5. Formulate a plan of care for a patient For additional information, please contact: receiving RT, including patient assessment, Edie Boschen, RN, APN-c, AOCNP: symptom management, teaching, defines (973) 971-4144 outcomes and evaluation criteria, and documentation. Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mgr., Radiation Oncology: (973) 971 4147 6. Describe radiation safety precautions, procedures, and protocols.