Six online educational modules included in “Nursing Care of the Older Adult with Cancer”
New York College of Nursing's NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) announces the release of “Nursing Care of the Older Adult with Cancer,” a web-based course for geriatric resource nurses and other clinicians working in all settings that provide care to older adults with cancer.
The new educational series supplies the nurse clinician with practical information regarding the complexities and special considerations associated with geriatric cancer cases. Diane G. Cope, PhD, ARNP, BC, AOCNP, edited the series. Marie Boltz, PhD, GNP, BC, was associate editor.
The six modules address cancer demographics in older adults, age-related changes and cancer, nursing considerations related to radiation and chemotherapy, symptom management, and psychosocial issues.
The course is based upon original content that was revised in 2011. The content was derived from the book, An Evidence-Based Approach to the Treatment and Care of the Older Adult with Cancer, edited by Diane G. Cope, PhD, ARNP, BC, AOCNP, and Anne M. Reb, MSN, NP (published by the Oncology Nursing Society).
The completed “Nursing Care of the Older Adult with Cancer” course provides six contact hours. The course can be accessed by NICHE hospitals in the online NICHE Knowledge Center at http://www.nicheprogram.org/knowledge_center.
The NICHE Knowledge Center is a content library featuring tools, implementation guides, nursing curriculum and other resources designed to help improve the quality of care for older adult hospital patients.
NICHE is a national organization designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. NICHE hospitals seek to create an environment where older adult patients receive care that results in better outcomes. This climate of success encourages patients and their families to seek NICHE designated hospitals for their medical needs.
NICHE is a program of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU College of Nursing funded in part with generous support from Atlantic Philanthropies and The John A. Hartford Foundation. For more information visit www.nicheprogram.org. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ - !/nicheprogram