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I structured the class based on the organization of the APHON Foundations course. In some cases, I used the lectures from the course, but, in other cases, our experts created their own presentation. I also asked the presenters to make some multiple choice questions regarding their content. So, they were asked to do no more than 15 minutes of lecture followed by some multiple choice questions on that content. The attendees answered using our audience response system.
One of the issues I have with offering a course for our staff is that they are divided into a Solid Tumor/Brain tumor unit, a Leukemia/Lymphoma/Hematology Unit, and a Stem Cell Transplant Unit. Some institutions’ nurses do not need a review of the diseases because they see all of the different types. My Solid Tumor nurses need a good review of the Leukemias/Lymphomas and Hematology and vice versa. The Stem Cell Transplant unit nurses need a good review of both. So, I want to make sure you consider if your nurses really need an overview of information or if they need to put what they already know to use in order to believe that they are ready for the exam.
Good Morning from San Diego: There has been a huge request from our staff to have a CPHON review course in house. In the past we have sent our nurses to CHLA for their review course, which is an excellent course, but our staff wanted something a little closer to home. I wanted to pick the brains of those that offer a CPHON review at their institution and how they created the curriculum. Thank you in advance 🙂
—————————— Andrea Omsberg BSN, RN, CPHON Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Nurse Educator Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, CA ——————————