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MILWAUKEE, September 4, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Hematology / Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) has collaborated with the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. (NCODA), the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers ( ACCC) to launch a new intravenous cancer (IVE) treatment education website, ivcanceredsheets.com. Oncology pharmacists are encouraged to use the educational cards in discussions with people undergoing cancer treatment and their caregivers.
The website is a joint effort dedicated to being forward thinking and providing in-depth educational resources to improve treatment outcomes. The Intravenous Cancer Treatment Education website provides healthcare workers with the latest education material for intravenous cancer treatments, communicating vital information to help caregivers and people with cancer .
Sheets include common uses and treatment schedules, supportive medications, drug interactions, side effect management, and safe handling advice at home after treatment. Oncology professionals and caregivers can download several IVE files from the site library, which will continue to be updated by the collaborative. The sheets are also editable so that pharmacists can customize them according to an individual’s treatment plan.
The launch of the Online IV Cancer Treatment Education Sheets follows the success of the widely used online resource OCE (Oral Chemotherapy Education), which is also a collaborative initiative between NCODA, HOPA, ONS and ACCC. With a committee made up of representatives from each of the organizations, a development process is structured to produce reliable and reliable educational fact sheets that provide a solid amount of information on individual drugs and combined treatment regimens.
The Hematology / Oncology Pharmacies Association (HOPA) supports pharmacy professionals in hematology / oncology and promotes the role of the pharmacist in collaborative cancer management. Founded in 2004, HOPA provides crucial educational, networking and advancement opportunities frequently sought after by pharmacists, pharmacy interns, residents, fellows, students, technicians, researchers and administrators who specialize in in pharmacy in hematology / oncology. Her vision is to ensure that everyone affected by cancer has a hematology / oncology pharmacist as a full member of their care team.
Michelle sieg, HOPA, 2625731085, [email protected]