Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - Patricia Baker Earns Recognition as ONS Cancer Chemotherapy Course Trainer

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Patricia Baker, a registered nurse at Broward Health Broward General Medical Center, was 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.

The ONS Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course is taught throughout the United States and Canada. To become a course trainer, nurses must be certified in oncology, hold a bachelor's degree or higher in a health-related field, have a minimum of two years experience in administering chemotherapy, and complete a trainer course. These highly qualified trainers assist ONS in setting standards of excellence in cancer care.

Baker is one of only 1,000 trainers in the country who are certified to teach other nurses the course material in this comprehensive curriculum.

“Our goal at Broward General Medical Center is to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families,” said Natassia Orr, Chief Operating Officer at Broward General Medical Center.  “I applaud Ms. Baker’s accomplishment. The additional training she will be able to provide our team of oncology nurses will enable them to better serve our community.”

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