STATEMENT OF PURPOSE, GOAL & EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Statement of Purpose (Why do we do this?)
POGO Satellite Education Day will provide attendees with practical strategies to manage issues related to the treatment of children with cancer in a satellite setting, in collaboration with academic health sciences centers.
Pediatricians, pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and other interdisciplinary satellite staff will enhance their knowledge of clinical and psychosocial presentations common to pediatric cancer patients and learn new strategies to improve care for this patient population.
Goal (What is our desired outcome?)
To improve the overall care of children with cancer treated in satellite care settings across Ontario.
Learning Objectives (What will participants be able to do as a result of attending?)
Participants will be able to:
- Manage side effects of targeted agents used to treat pediatric brain tumours (i.e., trametinib, dabrafenib).
- Employ novel approaches to communicate effectively with parents/caregivers displaying aggressive behavior.
- Apply a risk stratification system to recognize patients suitable for low-risk outpatient fever and neutropenia in a satellite setting.
- Recognize ‘red flags’ and discuss possible interventions to optimize nutrition in children undergoing treatment for childhood cancer.
- Discuss ways that pediatric oncology teams can build trusting relationships with Indigenous patients and families.
- Identify non-pharmacological strategies to mitigate procedural pain.
- Describe and utilize current best practices to support patients and families at the end of life.
- Describe in general the various phases of therapy for pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
- Effectively administer and monitor Asparaginase (i.e., Erwinaze and Rylaze) in a satellite clinic setting.
- Access ports/central lines with greater confidence and ease, in alignment with current clinical practice standards.