NATIONAL PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY NURSES DAY
On September 8th, National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day recognizes the hardworking and dedicated professionals bringing care to patients every day.
Honoring nurses caring for pediatric hematology and oncology patients, the observance takes place during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. These dedicated professionals provide quality nursing care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. Additionally, they provide the highest standard of physical and emotional support to these most precious patients and their families.
Cancer is frightening enough. When applied to children, pediatric care requires special skills and training. Not only do children relate to pain differently, but their growing bodies require specialized attention. Hematology and oncology nurses provide valuable care and guidance to families.
From the first diagnosis and through each treatment, these experts in pediatric care offer untiring support. Day and night, the nurses answer questions, monitor and track progress. Their knowledge of each patient’s needs provides essential information to the entire team.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PediatricHematologyOncologyNursesDay
Recognize pediatric hematology/oncology nurses you know. Support them as they strive to make every child’s healthier and cancer-free. Use #PediatricHematologyOncologyNursesDay to post on social media.
PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY NURSES DAY HISTORY
The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is credited with founding this National Day dedicated to the pediatric and hematology/oncology nurses across the country.
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