Hematology & Oncology Nursing
Hematology nurses are specially trained people who provide care for patients suffering from blood diseases or disorders. They take at most care in carrying out blood transfusions, blood tests, research and chemotherapy. Some of the most commonly known blood diseases and disorders include leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anaemia and haemophilia. Hematology nurses create the plan of care to manage symptoms that result from blood problems. Hematology nursing is most commonly similar to oncology nursing where they help patients manage their pain if their cancer is particularly aggressive or out of reach. Hematology nurses work with adults only in specialized working areas. The responsibilities of these nurses include taking medical histories and performing examinations or blood analysis, administering IVs and working with physicians to diagnose various blood diseases and disorders. Hematology nurses are the back bone for their patients and their families as they teach them how to fight with the diseases and help them manage their blood disease. Advanced practice hematology nurses have some prescriptive authority.
The oncology nurse works as a coordinator of care where they take at most care of an individual collaborating with other cancer care providers and team members. Thus, the advanced nursing practice in oncology leads to mastery of the nursing process which provides the ability to guide and evaluate nursing practice delivered to individuals diagnosed with cancer. The oncology nurse works with expertise in the multidisciplinary oncology team to achieve realistic healthcare goals for an individual or for an entire community.
- Track 1-1 Pathology and Imaging Studies
- Track 2-2 Diagnosis and Treatment of Blood Diseases
- Track 3-3 Pediatric Oncology Nursing
- Track 4-4 Pain Management
- Track 5-5 Patient-Facing