Marina Furer

Marina Furer

Head of Clinical Instructors in Bone Marrow Transplantation unit/ Hematology Department.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Job Title:  MA, ONS, .RN.     Date of registration (examination):09/10/96

2001 – To present – Head of Clinical Instructors in Bone Marrow Transplantation unit/ Hematology Department.

2005 – to present – Deputy of  Head Nurse in Blood Marrow Transplantation /Haemato –Oncology Department, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

2010 – To present – Clinical Instructor in Medical Simulation Centre, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College 

Period of Employment:

07/1997 – to present – R.N   Blood Marrow Transplantion/Haemato –Oncology Department, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

The BMT/ Haemato-oncology unit is a 26-bedded isolation unit:

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Knowing the philosophy, purpose, objectives, policies & standards of the hospital
  • Prepare, administer & supervise patient care for each assigned patient, furthermore applying scientific principles in performing complex nursing procedures & techniques
  • Providing care and support to patients undergoing chemotherapy regimes in preparation for bone marrow transplantation.
  • Care of patients during autologous and allogeneous bone marrow transplantation.
  • Education of patients and relatives regarding their illness.
  • Maintaining strict isolation for all patients in adherence with ward policy.
  • Provide intensive, thorough & holistic care to the patient by continuously observing patients, evaluating their symptoms, reactions & progress, reports & records accordingly.
  • Assists the nurse in charge in the overall management & coordination of patient care, exercising judgment in the delegation of duties in the non-professionals as wells as assisting physicians as needed in the actual treatment of patients & on other surgical procedures performed in the unit.
  • Initiate good relations with the multidisciplinary team, other employees.

Cases Handled:

Hematology – Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia,Chronic Myeloblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma , Myelodisplastic Syndrome ,Myelofibrosis, Aplastic Anemia,Thalassemia Major, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, Thrombophilia, Venous Thromboembolism, Hemophilia A/B, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Neurology – Cerebrovascular Accident Seizure, Head & Spinal Cord Injury, Intracranial Infections.

Cardiovascular – Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmias

Respiratory – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Respiratory Infections, Pulmonary Embolism, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumothorax, Haemothorax, Pleural effusion

Nephrology – Acute Renal Failure

Others: Liver Disturbances, Graft versus Host Disease, Venous-occlusive Disease, Hemorhagic Cystitis, Pancreatitis, Tumor Lysis, Diabetes, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Appendicitis, Paralytic Ileus, Perforation, Tephlitis

Additional professional activity

03/2001       Participation in 17 Meeting of the European Blood and Marrow       Transplantation, Maastricht, Holland

2002        Developing and co- author of brochures for patients undergoing the    process of   Blood Marrow Transplantation, including the Autologous and Allogeneic BMT.

03/2003       Co-author of poster in 19 Meeting of the European Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Istanbul, Turkey “The standing orders for independent symptom management and medication use by the nursing team without doctor’s instruction in the BMT and Hematology”

2004 – to present – Lecturer in Oncology Course for  Advanced Oncology, Training Center, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

03/2005       Co-author of two posters in 21st Meeting of the European Blood and  Marrow Transplantation, Prague, Czech Republic:

1. Compatibility of total parenteral nutrition, drug and blood

products infusions: charts adapted to the BMT unit according to

stage of treatment.

2. Guidelines for optimal drug administration in patients undergoing

Bone marrow transplantation.

2005-2011   Tutor by PBL method in Course of Advanced Oncology.

(The subject: Autologous/ Allogeneic BMT and its complications.

Training Center, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa

2007-2011. Tutor by PBL/Case study method in Oncology Department (educational program for Staff).

2009 to present: Lecture for Oncology and Hematology (Academic generic program).

2008 – to present – Examiner in Government Licensing Exam by Medical Simulation for Advanced Specialization in Oncology and Critical Care

06/2009 – The Annual Congress of the Israeli Oncology Society, Co-author,

“Clinical Instructors: From Teaching and Guidance to Leadership”, Oral Presentation

2011 – Item Writer for Government Licensing Exam in Register and Advanced Nursing Specialization, Ministry of Health, Israel

06/2010 – The Annual Congress of the Israeli Oncology Society.

Co-author, “The Clinical Guidelines for Early Recognition and Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock.  (Adaptation for BMT Patients and Neutropenic Patients Ongoing Intensive High Dose Chemotherapy)”..

EDUCATION:

1993-1996   D”R Zaide College of Nursing, Haifa, Israel

Registered General Nurse

1997-1999  Bachelor of Science, New England College,USA

1999-2001 Master degree of Public Administration (Health System Management), Clark UNE, Branch in Israel.

2001-2000 Training Center, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel  Advanced Oncology, (645hours).

2000 – Acute Critical Care training, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

2001 Course of Team Management, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

2003 Clinical preceptor training, (200 hours). Training Center, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

2004 Course for hematology and oncology, under of auspices of Israeli Cancer Association (ICA).

2007 Course of leadership, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, (49 hours).

2008 – Course of GCP and the Management of Clinical Research, Welfare and Health Sciences Faculty, Haifa University

2008 – General Management for Senior Oncology Nurses, School of Management, Open University in cooperation with Oncology Society

04/2011– Active Participation at the 4th ESO-EONS Master class in Oncology, Switzerland

Membership in Nursing Professional Society

  • Israeli Oncology Society
  • European Oncology Society

Languages:

  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • English