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Ms Marie Lavin

  1. 1. Nursing Perspective Marie Lavin RGN, RNT, Dip Mgt, H Dip Oncology, MSc Nursing Education President of the Irish Association of Nurses in Oncology
  2. 2. Cancer Prevention and ControlCancer Prevention and Control  Education on cancer prevention e.g. diet, exercise, sun exposure  Education and support for smoking cessation and control of alcohol consumption  Early detection e.g. self breast examination, testicular self examination  Screening
  3. 3. Physical Care Best Practice Guidelines on:  Safe administration of chemotherapy  Safe disposal of chemotherapy and equipment used  Extravasation – prevention and management  Hypersensitivity reactions  Care of Central Venous Access Devices
  4. 4. Physical Care Best Practice Guidelines on Symptom Management  Nausea and Vomiting  Oral care  Fatigue  Constipation/diarrhoea  Pain  Skin care – Radiotherapy/Chemotherapy
  5. 5. Physical Care  Clinical trials  Fertility options  Long term effects of cancer treatments
  6. 6. Psychological Care  Standard assessment tools  Access to psychological support  Survivorship issues  Sexuality issues
  7. 7. Equality of Care  Specialist Cancer Nurses  Equal entitlements  Equal access to multidisciplinary team, e.g. Speech therapist, dietitian etc
  8. 8. Thank YouThank You

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