. : Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter OND Events
April 2, 2012
9:30 am to 9:30 pm
Oncology nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador will be officially welcomed to the city council chambers by the Mayor of Canada’s oldest city, His Worship Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. The OND 2012 proclamation will be signed and CANO nurses will be invited to address the City Council to explain the valuable contribution oncology nurses play in the health of those touched by or at risk for cancer.
9:30 -11:00 am: CANO NL will host a morning coffee at the local cancer clinic for nurses working in a variety of practice settings and providing care to individuals touched by caner. Nurses have been invited from inpatient and ambulatory care settings, those caring for adults and children, spanning the continuum of care from prevention and screening through treatment, rehabilitation and including those nurses providing end of life care for individuals.
Lunch and Learn
12:00 – 13:00 (with a repeat from 13:00 – 14:00): In keeping with the theme of OND, CANO NL will also be offering a lunch time presentation for all support staff that provide a variety of extremely important services which impact the quality of care we provide to those for whom we provide nursing services. The presentation will be given by two experienced oncology nurses and is entitled “Working Together As We Care For Our Patients” Staff will be invited to join us for lunch and an informal discussion of the joys and challenges we face on a daily basis.
19:30 -21:30: On Tuesday evening, health care providers, who care for oncology patients and their loved ones anywhere along the continuum of care, will be invited to the Cancer Centre for an interactive learning experience. The intent of the evening is to gaining a greater understanding and respect for the multiple roles nurses and others provide in the care of individual at risk for or diagnosed with cancer. After a short introduction participants will be guided through a variety of “stations’’ with in the Cancer Centre including speciality nursing roles such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, outpatient clinics, lymphedema, clinical trials, palliative care, and patient navigation. This will provide an opportunity for nurses to share information about the areas in which they work both within and outside of the cancer centre. It will also provide an opportunity to encourage an exchange of questions and answers and identification of issues for which better collaboration will improves the lives of patient and families as well as nurses. Following this, individuals will be invited to a networking opportunity in the staff lounge where refreshments will be provided.