Meet Eloise Neumann, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Neuro-oncolgy

Eloise Neumann, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Neuro-oncolgy What is your name and what do you do?

I am Eloise Neumann, Advanced nurse practitioner for neuro-oncology. I am part of the team caring for all patients who are diagnosed with a brain tumour.  The team consists of three consultants, specialist doctors and cancer nurse specialists.

How would you describe a typical day/ shift?

I spend my mornings reviewing and assessing all inpatients, planning their ongoing care and discharge plans.  I meet all new patients on ward 10, shortly after diagnosis or when they first present to the team. Afternoons are spent planning and prescribing further chemotherapy and organising assessments for patients on treatment, as well as catching up on other admin.  I also see patients in our outpatient clinic.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

No day is the same! Although the format is roughly the same, there is always something different to do and something new to learn.

What’s your favourite thing about working at BWC?

Getting to work with my patients and my team.

What achievement are you/ your team most proud of?

I am really proud of becoming a co-chair for a national group (CCLG – Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group), looking at side-effects of chemotherapy treatment as well as being part of an international guideline review panel (POGO – Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) for managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

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