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How to breathe easy for DIBH: Tools, Tips and Techniques 29 July 2021

please note times are in HKT (Hong Kong Time)


Session 1:
Section 1: Implementation, justification and operation

Presenter: Dr Elizabeth Brown (PhD) Assistant Director Radiation Therapy Treatment | Radiation Oncology Princess Alexandra Hospital

Brief history of the selection and initial implementation of DIBH and the Elekta ABC Trolley at Princess Alexandra Hospital Radiation Oncology 

Selection criteria and patient preparation for DIBH at our centre 

  • Tips and tricks 

Current DIBH treatment practices at our centre 

  • Tips and tricks 
  • Brief outline of challenges encountered that have led to the creation of extensive educational resources
Session 2:
Section 2: Creation, implementation and ongoing development of educational resources for DIBH

Presenter: Dr Andrew Puffett, Radiation Therapist

Background to the challenges encountered with DIBH patient preparation, education and treatment.  

  • The importance of addressing patient concerns 
  • Familiarisation of patient with the equipment and process 
  • Training technique to make the time 
  • Establishing a consistent breathing routine 

Practical tools  - Description of resources created – pre coaching education video, mobile breath-hold training tool, DIBH voice command app. 

Tips  - Language use and adaption of instructions to suit individual patient needs 

Future directions – Creation of pre coaching EEBH education video and training tools, Patient positioning instruction application. 

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