The success of pediatric cancer therapy is owed in large part to the intensity of therapy. Unfortunately, this also means that a variety of emergent situations arise when caring for these patients. While fever and neutropenia is the most common emergent situation seen in satellites, there are many other possible presentations. This round table will review three different emergent presentations and discuss their management.
Kirsty Morelli, BScN, MN, NP-Paeds, CPHON,
Paediatric Nurse Practitioner,
POGO Satellite Clinic,
Scarborough Health Network
Kirsty Morelli completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Dalhousie University in 2004. She started her nursing career as a pediatric emergency room nurse in North Carolina before moving to Toronto and continuing her pediatric ER nursing career at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2007. She concurrently completed her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Toronto, and in 2010 was introduced to pediatric oncology and accepted a position on the inpatient oncology team at The Hospital for Sick Children. She has since held the position as the NP with the Scarborough Health Network POGO Satellite Clinic since 2012. Kirsty is also a Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS) instructor with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.