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Port Elizabeth’s nursing professionals – community nurses, midwives, nurse trainers and hospital nurses – have a fantastic opportunity to develop clinical skills in breast care and the nursing management of breast problems. And thanks to sponsors Netcare, Carecross and Pathcare, the Breast Course for Nurses (BCN) is absolutely FREE.

Cape breast-cancer surgeon Dr Jenny Edge has run this training course for some years in Cape Town, and is now bringing it to Port Elizabeth.

The BCN has been adopted in University settings (UCT, US and UJ) as well as by Baragwanath Hospital and Netcare nursing. It is not formally accredited (in order to keep it affordable and accessible to all nurses) but has been well received over the past few years – see the BCN website for more information and feedback from colleagues.

 The course begins with an Introductory day (19th May, 2014)  in which two modules are presented. To take home, each participant receives a course manual specially written by Dr Edge and Prof Dave Woods.

This book uses the popular Perinatal Education Programme (PEP) format of affordable,enjoyable, practical education at a pace suited to busy nurses, to update knowledge of the most common and important breast conditions. Over the next six months, regular Multiple-choice Questionnaires keep participants motivated and up to speed with the main learning content.

The course rounds off in November with two days of practical workshops (details to be advised). Places are limited to a maximum of 50 participants and booking for the PE course is already going well, so don’t snooze or lose – call Lieske to book your place or ask your questions.

Date and Time: Monday, 19th May, 9am-3pm

Place: Netcare Training Academy, 1st Floor, Pamela Arcade, 2nd Ave, Newton Park