App review: Cancer in Children and Young People

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Developed in partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust and CLIC Sargent, this 30-minute course aims to support nurse practitioners and allied healthcare professionals to identify symptoms and signs that could indicate a malignancy in a child or young person.

Divided into three sections, it begins with a pre-course assessment quiz which tests nurses’ baseline knowledge of cancer in children and young people.

The next section, cancer in children and young people, is case study-led and interactive, featuring videos, pop-ups to further information and mini quizzes. It covers diagnostic tips, cancers commonly experienced by children and young people and NICE advice on cancer diagnosis.

At the end of the session, users will be aware of common types of cancer occurring in children and young people in the UK, understand what non-specific symptoms to look out for and be aware of potential difficulties in communication with young people and their parents or carers.

The postcourse assessment checks understanding of the key topics covered.

Cancer nurses working with children and young people, children’s nurses and primary care nurses may find this useful.

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Reviewed by Layla Haidrani, RCNi editorial assistant

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