Fall 2016 Fundamentals of Oncology

Posted on 21. Jun, 2016 by in Fundamentals

Fundamentals of Oncology is September 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2016
at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. 

If your organization is a member of the PSONEC, you will receive information on how to register through the your organization. Registration is online only.  If you are a member of PSONEC (click here to check out members and their representatives: PSONEC-Member-contacts 2016), please contact your member rep for instructions on how to register.  For non-PSONEC members, please contact psons.fundamentals@gmail.com for instructions.

This education program provides new oncology nurses with a platform of basic core knowledge in the nursing care of people with cancer, from which ongoing learning and skill may be pursued.  This program is not designed to measure individual competency; but will deliver standardized basic clinical oncology education for nurses in the Puget Sound Region.


  1. Explain the pathophysiology and diagnostic evaluation of cancer, and the rationale and common side effects of cancer treatments.
  2. Describe the natural history, common treatment and nursing management of the following malignant processes: breast cancer, gynecological cancers, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia.
  3. Apply appropriate nursing interventions for patients experiencing: pain, immunocompromise, oncologic emergencies, neurologic alterations, nutritional alternations, and psychosocial distress.

If you would like more information about the Puget Sound Oncology Nursing’s Educational Cooperative or the Fundamentals course, please contact PSONS.fundamentals@gmail.com

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