The 4th edition of the APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Curriculum contains a wealth of updated information for the nurse who administers chemotherapy and biotherapy. Changes include enhanced explanations of foundational concepts, expanded information about biotherapy and biotherapy agents, updated safe handling guidelines, additions to toxicities, additional tables and figures, useful algorithms, and much more. The editors and contributors of the 4th edition have conscientiously worked to incorporate all of these changes into a practical and useful nursing resource that is substantially different than its predecessors. Commensurate with the updates in the curriculum, come changes to the provider course—not only in content but also in teaching strategies. Current models of adult learning move away from traditional didactic lectures and instead focus on active learning and increased learner engagement in the education process (Curran, 2014; Hart, 2017). The provider course for the 4th edition repositions instructors as facilitators of learning and presents the curriculum content in an innovative, interactive approach. When the 4th edition curriculum is published, the previous curriculum and provider course will be retired. Currently, there are over 550 trained Chemotherapy and Biotherapy instructors who are leading provider courses. To prepare these seasoned instructors for the transition, the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Committee is working diligently to ensure that every instructor has the opportunity to preview and experience the revised materials. This preconference workshop will provide current Chemotherapy and Biotherapy instructors an engaging introduction to the 4th edition of the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Curriculum and Provider Course.
Interested attendees of this pre-conference workshop must be a current APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor and a current APHON member.