Nurse Module 1

This Nurse Learning Module will provide an overview of what is lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). We will explain the pathophysiology of lymphoma/CLL, the incidence in Australia, Hodgkin lymphoma & non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes and an overview of the management of lymphoma. We will also explain a lymphoma/CLL diagnosis from the patient’s experience. This module will provide the participant with an understanding of what is lymphoma/CLL and the management involved. Participants will also have an understanding and insight of the patient experience to reflect on when caring for the patient. This will provide the foundations to allow attendees to build their knowledge with the future nurse learning modules.

Part 1: Lymphoma/CLL pathophysiology & subtype classification

Dr Jason Butler – Senior Staff Haematologist & vice-chair Lymphoma Australia; Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital & Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Part 2: The Patient’s Experience

Donna Gairns – National Nurse Manager, Lymphoma Australia

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