Developing and evaluating an e-learning resource for nurses in haemato-oncology
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Developing and evaluating an e-learning resource for nurses in haemato-oncology

Lena Elkman Research policy manager, Patient Experience, Bloodwise, London, England

Haemato-oncology nursing is a complex area of clinical practice. An online educational resource was developed to enhance new and ward-based nurse’s knowledge of blood cancer and improve their confidence in nursing practice, and to release senior nurses from teaching basic haemato-oncology nursing concepts regularly to junior nurses and increase the time available for patients. The course content was identified and written by a senior nurse project group and an e-learning package was created using open access software. The course was piloted at three hospitals in London and south east England with haemato-oncology wards. This article describes the project and reports results of an evaluation of the pilot, which shows that the e-learning resource is an effective tool for new and established ward nurses working in haemato-oncology to increase their confidence and knowledge and support a foundation of nursing practice. The Royal College of Nursing has accredited the e-learning resource.

Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1510


Elkman L (2018) Developing and evaluating an e-learning resource for nurses in haemato-oncology. Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1510

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Conflict of interest

None declared


The author would like to thank Nijole Gimberiene, Manchester Royal Infirmary; Aisling McCarthy, St Bartholomew’s Hospital; Susan Neeson, Christie Hospital; Claire Barton, University College London Hospital; Gill Brisley, Hammersmith Hospital; Andie Guy, St Bartholomew’s Hospital; Sharon Jackson, Christie Hospital; Hayley Freshwater, Queen’s Hospital; Simon Clare, University College London Hospital; and Gavin Cooper, University College London Hospital, for their generous time and contribution to the creation, pilot and evaluation of this e-learning resource. Gilead and Pfizer pharmaceuticals kindly contributed to the building of this resource with an unconditional grant but have in no way influenced its content

Published online: 21 August 2018

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