The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), noted for its superior medical services and caring and comfortable environment, is staffed with highly qualified medical and administrative staff. Experienced physicians and nurses who are specially trained in caring for children with cancer are a core of CCCL.
CCCL, noted for its caring and comfortable environment, is staffed with highly qualified medical and administrative staff. Experienced physicians and nurses who are specially 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.
The Fellowship Program is a two years training program and subspecialty residency in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon. This residency will provide the educational environment for the subspecialty resident to develop an understanding of the patho-physiology of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders and competence in the clinical diagnosis and management of these disorders. Training will occur in the CCCL out and in-patient facilities at AUBMC. The primary objective of this program is to train specialists to serve in Lebanon and neighboring countries and to identify unique individuals with outstanding research potential for further training in the US. Fellows are scheduled for rotation at different services in Lebanon and at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
A prerequisite for entry into the Fellowship Program at CCCL would be the satisfactory completion of an accredited pediatric residency program or other training judged suitable by the program director. A resident must have completed the equivalent of 3 years of residency in Pediatrics. For application, please open the following link: www.aub.edu.lb