Introduction to Nursing Care for the High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Patient

New to Brachytherapy Nursing? Get to know your Specialty" (For new nurses joining existing brachytherapy teams)

Sample Diet and Bowel Preparation Prior to Pelvic HDR Brachytherapy

Prostate & GYN Interstitial HDR Procedure - Example Setups

Sample Discharge Instructions After Prostate HDR Brachytherapy

Tips for Pain Control in the Pelvic HDR Brachytherapy Patient Population

Sample Patient Education: Vaginal Dilation | Radiation therapy can cause changes to the vagina over time. Vaginal dilation after brachytherapy (and external beam radiation) is significant for the long-term function of the vagina and future pelvic exams. Here is an excellent example of discharge education that can be given to GYN patients at the completion of treatment that specifically addresses the role of vaginal dilation. - ~ Kayla Kafka Peterson, UCLA

Sample Patient Education: Kegel/Pelvic Floor Exercises | There are many patients that can benefit from pelvic floor exercises and strengthening, and individuals that have received radiation treatment to the pelvis are no exception. Here you can find example discharge instructions for patients that would benefit from these exercises to include as part of your general discharge instructions. ~Kayla Kafka Peterson, UCLA