CCCL, noted for its caring and comfortable environment, is staffed with highly qualified medical and administrative staff. Experienced physicians and nurses who are especially trained in caring for children afflicted with cancer are a core of CCCL.
The pediatric oncology nurses aim at helping children with cancer to maximize their ability to face, without fear, the sometimes painful experience of hospitalization and treatment. Among the important aspects of nursing care are patient comfort, patient satisfaction, patient and family education, and the coordination of care through careful discharge planning. A significant contribution to the successful treatment of children with cancer comes from adopting a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, in which the nurses are key participants. The nursing staff at CCCL, complying with all educational requirements, holds specialty certification in pediatric oncology nursing. In addition, most of them spent one month of training at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the United States of America. In performance, our pediatric oncology nurses, daily demonstrate their dedicated commitment to excellence in care and compassion in spirit.
All CCCL nurses (both at the in and out-patient facilities) are experts in the various skills of cancer treatment, including:
- Care for hematology/oncology patients throughout the entire disease process
- Administration of chemotherapy
- Administration of immunotherapy
- Administration of supportive therapies such as TPN and blood products.
- Education of patients and their significant others about the disease process, treatment modalities, possible side effects,
and the management of those side effects as they occur.
- Handling and providing care to vascular access devices, mainly subcutaneous ports.
- Accessing subcutaneous ports.
- Assisting physicians in performing procedures under conscious sedation.