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SKY/SPACE (Children’s Cancer and Haematology)

Address: 

Children’s Hospital of Wales, Heath Campus

Contact:

Sr. Elizabeth Yeomans, Space Ward, Children's Hospital of Wales

University Contact: 

Clinical Teacher:

Remit: 

Children's cancer

Clients: 

Children and young people up to the age of 16 years

Key Learning Opportunities: 

  • Care and Management of the child with cancer
  • Nursing care of the child on cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Nursing care and management of the side effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Working within a multidisciplinary care team
  • Family centred care
  • Care of a central venous access device
  • The psychological impact on the child with cancer and the family
  • Awareness of the many roles undertaken by nurses within the Unit.

Preparation for Practice:

Within Theory Block 2; aetiology, epidemiology of childhood cancer, malignant cells, treatment of childhood cancer, side effects of treatment are addressed. The psychological impact is discussed. Students undertake group work during the sessions and are given a comprehensive reading list. A session is facilitated from a specialist nurse from the Teenage Cancer Trust. The students also have a session on bereavement and loss during this module.  

Shifts:

  • 7.00-19.30
  • 19.00-7.30

Dress Code: 

All Wales uniform

Last Updated: 

19th July, 2011