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The Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast: A New Learning Opportunity

Introduction: In the ever-evolving world of cancer care, staying informed is crucial The Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast is your go-to resource for clear, concise, and engaging discussions on the latest advancements, challenges, and best practices in treating cancer. Designed for busy healthcare professionals, this podcast offers accessible insights to enhance your knowledge and optimise patient care.

About the Podcast

Hosted by clinical cancer services pharmacist Eoin Tabb, the Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast delves into the complexities of cancer care through conversations with leading specialists in the field. The podcast welcomes a diverse range of voices, including haematology/oncology experts, pharmaceutical specialists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals across Ireland. These diverse perspectives offer practical knowledge and a wellrounded understanding of the cancer care landscape.

Why You Should Listen

  • Stay up-to-date: The Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast is your key to keeping pace with rapidly evolving research, new drug developments, and shifts in best practices for treating cancer patients.
  • Expand your knowledge: Explore a wide range of topics and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of cancer treatment, improving your overall expertise in the field.
  • Gain practical insights: Learn directly from healthcare professionals at the forefront of patient care. Their experiences and strategies can be easily translated into your own practice.
  • Contribute to CPD: Listening to the Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast aligns with your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) goals. Enhance or refresh your knowledge and gain CPD simultaneously.
  • Enhanced Patient Care: The knowledge and insights you’ll gain from the podcast translate directly into improved patient outcomes. Stay informed about the latest advancements and provide the highest quality of care.

Dive into the Fundamentals: Our Opening Episodes

Get ready to strengthen your knowledge base with the Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast’s opening episodes! We’re kicking things off by exploring core concepts that shape the world of cancer care:

  • Safe Handling of SACT: Understand the critical safety risk assessments and procedures when working with Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), ensuring patient and healthcare provider well-being.
  • Pharmacology of SACT: Delve into the mechanisms of action of different SACT drugs. Gain a deeper understanding of how they target cancer cells and their potential side effects.
  • Cancer Staging: Learn the systems used to classify and stage cancers. This knowledge is essential for understanding treatment options, disease progression, and prognosis.
  • Antiemetics: Explore the use of antiemetics to manage nausea and vomiting, common side effects of cancer therapy. We’ll discuss different types of antiemetics and strategies to optimise their effectiveness.
  • Hypersensitivity Reactions: Learn how to recognise, manage, and prevent hypersensitivity reactions to SACT. These critical skills can ensure patient safety and optimal treatment outcomes.

This is Just the Beginning!

Our opening episodes provide a solid foundation, and we hope to grow your knowledge base along with the podcast! Stay tuned for in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics, including immunotherapy, targeted therapies, supportive care, managing side effects, and much more! Subscribe now and join us as we enhance cancer care knowledge within the Irish healthcare community.

Call for Guest Participants

Have you been featured in Hospital Professional News or published insightful research shaping the field of cancer care?

The Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast wants to hear from you! We seek dedicated healthcare professionals who:

  • Have published in Hospital Professional News: Delve deeper into your article, discussing your research and its broader implications for the field.
  • Have publications elsewhere: Share your impactful work in haematology and oncology to reach a wider audience within the healthcare community.
  • Possess specialist knowledge: Help break down complex concepts and make the field more accessible to all healthcare professionals involved in cancer care.

Become a Part of the Conversation

If you’re passionate about cancer care and eager to share your expertise, reach out to us! Email irishhaemoncpodcast@gmail. com with a brief description of your background and potential discussion topics you’d like to explore.

Where to Find the Podcast

Access the Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast for free on popular platforms like:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • YouTube Music
  • And wherever you get your podcasts…

Subscribe today and never miss an episode!

Let’s Learn and Grow Together

The Irish Haematology Oncology Podcast is committed to empowering healthcare professionals and fostering a collaborative learning environment within the Irish healthcare community.

Important Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. Remember, the field of cancer is always advancing, and new research may lead to changes in treatment approaches and safety protocols. Always consult with your healthcare providers for personalised guidance and discuss any information from this podcast with them. Seek information from trusted local resources for the most up-to-date recommendations.

Written by Eoin Tabb, Chief II Pharmacist (Clinical Cancer Services), Pharmacy Department, University Hospital Waterford

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