Reply To: APHON Fundamentals

  • Brandi ODell

    Member
    April 25, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Good morning everyone,
    Can someone clarify if the Foundations course and Fundamentals course are the same thing, or are there two seperate courses available? 
    Thank you!

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    Brandi O’Dell, MSN,RN,CPN
    IA
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-24-2023 06:48 PM
    From: Shannon Weller
    Subject: APHON Fundamentals

    The upper management at my Children’s Hospital is talking about cutting our APHON Fundamentals Course and only providing the Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Course.  I’m wondering what other hospitals do for educating their new Heme/Onc nurses.  The Fundamentals Course has so much information in it that I feel it’s necessary but per our hospital policy only the Chemo/Bio course is required.  Also, how do you orient your new nurses to give chemotherapy/biotherapy?  Do you team them up with an experienced nurse for a few shifts or does your clinical preceptors check them all off?  Thanks so much!

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    Shannon Weller, BSN-RN, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Preceptor – Inpatient Pediatrics
    WVU Medicine Children’s
    Morgantown, WV
    United States
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