eviQ: cancer treatments online
eviQ is an internationally recognised online resource that provides evidence-based cancer treatment information to help health professionals identify the best course of cancer treatment and care for their patient's needs.
Every single cancer patient deserves the very best
treatment and eviQ
places this information at the fingertips of clinicians, doctors
and nurses across the State.
The program harnesses the knowledge of clinical
cancer experts across Australia ensuring the latest treatment
information is available no matter where the consultation is taking
We are currently expanding eviQ through -
eviQEd - which will instruct clinicians on how
to use eviQ more efficiently and delve deeper into some
of the vast information and resources the portal contains.
eviQEd uses evidence based education modules to
highlight to clinicians some of the information that they
might not see immediately at their initial point of care use
of the site.
In an exciting development eviQ is also in the
process of working with the oncology information management
systems being used in NSW to collect essential
chemotherapy treatment data.
This is an Australian-first and
will mean this information can be used to understand how
treatments are delivered at a statewide level and will allow
variations across clinical practice to be measured and used to
improve patient outcomes.
In an Australian first the Cancer Institute NSW has
also developed and launched an online pain management calculator -
the EviQ Opioid Calculator - a tool that safely converts the dose
of one pain management treatment to another.
This is a major step forward for clinicians, nurses
and primary health carers.
The calculator provides clinically relevant
calculations for a large number of opioids, with relevant warnings
and information, to assist in reducing possible errors in the
This allows clinicians to convert from several
opioids to a single opioid at any one time - irrespective of how
they are administered.