CEDAR RAPIDS—January 11, 2011—Marci Hays-Larson, of Iowa Blood and Cancer Care of PCI, has been appointed as an official trainer for the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course, an in-depth program that provides registered nurses with the information they need to safely administer chemotherapy.
Hays-Larson, a certified oncology nurse, is one of approximately 1,000 trainers throughout the United States, as well as internationally, who teach the course. More than 80,000 nurses have attended this course since 1998 thanks to dedicated trainers who assist ONS in setting standards of excellence in cancer care. “This course ensures a level of knowledge that is essential to providing safe and high quality care in today’s quickly changing health care environment,” said Hays-Larson.
ONS is a professional organization of more than 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer care resources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support. Learn more at www.ons.org.
Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, founded in Cedar Rapids in 1997, is one of the largest, private, multispecialty medical groups in Iowa. More than 75 board certified physicians, surgeons, and mid-level providers offer high quality medical care to eastern Iowa communities. For more information, visit www.pcofiowa.com.
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