Other educational resources

ONCOassist now available for free!

ONCOassist is a CE-approved smartphone app designed by the professional cancer community for the professional cancer community.

We are happy to inform you that we are able to offer this app FREE to all EONS members. It will offer you easy access to all the tools and information you need on a daily basis to help you with your clinical practice.

Tools include BSA, steroid and opiate equivalency converters, common toxicity criteria for adverse events, AJCC staging content, prognostic scores and much more. It is the only app available that has the required European regulatory approval to be used in a hospital setting.

For more information on ONCOassist, please go to: http://oncoassist.com/.

Click on the below links on your iPhone/iPad or Android Phone/Tablet or search for “ONCOassist” in the AppStore.

Download for iPhone/iPad:
+  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oncoassist/id558299114?ls=1&mt=8

Download for Android Phone/Tablet:
+  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oncoassist.core&hl=en

Once downloaded, please follow the steps below to enable your FREE access:

  1. Choose “Sign up as an EONS member”
  2. Put in the requested details
  3. Input the code ‘eons4u’.

If there are any problems in accessing ONCOassist, you can ask for assistance at feedback@oncoassist.com

We hope this app will be a tremendous help to you in your daily practice.

Cancer Australia - Psychosexual care for gynaecological cancers (PSCG)

This website, developed by Cancer Australia, provides a learning resource for healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge and skills to support women and their partners experiencing psychosexual concerns following gynaecological cancer. This resource can be used for self-directed learning, or by educators in both clinical and academic settings as part of a facilitated learning program.

+  http://cancerlearning.gov.au/topics/psgc/understanding-experience-psychosexual-effects-gynaecological-cancer-women-their-partners/

Guide on adherence to oral cancer drugs

Non-adherence to oral anti-tumour therapies hid for many years behind the assumption that patients take their medication as prescribed. Only in recent years have professionals begun to reflect this in their practice, learned from experience with other serious chronic diseases, and considered the challenge of their patients facing the prospect of taking an oral drug for a long period of time.

The European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) Swiss Nurses Working Group realised early in 2010 that there is a lack of comprehensive, easily accessible literature to learn about adherence/non-adherence and possible ways to intervene and developed a guide on adherence to oral cancer drugs in German, translated into English and currently under French translation.

+  http://www.ebmt.org/Contents/Resources/Library/Resourcesfornurses/Pages/Resources-for-nurses.aspx

Life, Hope and Reality

Life, Hope and Reality provides useful assessment tools to help patients to make health and treatment decisions which are right for them and ensure they receive quality end of life care. It provides information about the needs that people with advanced cancer may be experiencing and key strategies to help in managing these. It was developed by an Australian team.

+  http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/tabid/1787/default.aspx

Teenage/young adult cancer care education opportunities at Coventry University

New education opportunity in teenage cancer care. Would you like to study for a certificate using a flexible online approach? The following may be of interest to EONS Members. The UK Charity, The Teenage Cancer Trust, is sponsoring some places for UK nurses.

+  http://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/faculties-and-schools/health-and-life-sciences/nursing-midwifery-and-health/teenager-young-adults-cancer-care//