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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Ann Chang, BSc, BScN, MSN

The Hospital for Sick Children
Nurse Educator
Haematology/Oncology

Nurse Educator
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Nurse Educator
Immunology & Allergy


Phone: 416-813-5147
Email: ann.chang@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Ann Chang is a Nurse Educator for the Haematology/Oncology/Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT)/Immunology Program. Ann’s interest in nursing began after completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at The University of Toronto, Trinity College in 1990. She started her nursing career in the BMT unit at SickKids as a staff nurse in 1994, upon completion of her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at The University of Toronto. Since then, Ann has had various nursing positions within the Haem/Onc Cluster and has been serving as a Nurse Educator since 2001. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree at D’Youville College in New York in 2004. She has been certified in pediatric oncology nursing (CPON®) since 2001, and a Pediatric Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Instructor (APON) since 2005.

Clinical Care Activities

Clinical expertise in nursing care of paediatric haematology/oncology, BMT and immunology patients, paediatric chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, central line care, blood product administration, paediatric palliative & end-of-life care, and paediatric emergency procedures.

  • Nursing education and staff development
  • Program planning

Committee work

  • Sourcing Committee
  • Transfusion Advisory Group
  • Nursing Excellence Awards Committee
  • Nursing Scholarship Committee
  • Nursing Student Bursary Committee
  • Haem/Onc Quality Management Committee
  • Haem/Onc Patient Care Committee
  • Haem/Onc Nursing Practice Committee

Working Groups/Projects

  • IV Project Advisory Group
  • Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Project
  • Policies & procedures development
  • Vice-chair, Nurse Educator Council, 2006/2007
  • Mentor, RNAO Fellowship Program, 2005/2006, 2004/2005

Presentations at conferences

  • Enjoys working as a camp nurse at Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer. Recently became a new volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Research Interests

  • Paediatric oncology nursing
  • Quality of nursing work-life
  • Nursing staff retention
  • Paediatric palliative & end-of-life care

Research Activities

Co-investigator, Retrospective review of the postoperative course of paediatric surgical oncology patients following primary tumour resection

Achievements

2005 - Research Poster Award, Association of Paediatric Oncology Nurses Annual Conference
2003 - Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice, NE Team, The Hospital for Sick Children
2001 - Alma Rae Fellowes Nursing Scholarship Award, The Hospital for Sick Children

Publications

Chang, A., Hendershot, E. & Colapinto, K. (2006). Minimizing Complications Related to Fever in the Postoperative Pediatric Oncology Patient. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 23(2), 75-81.

Chang, A. (2004). Nurses’ perceptions of phase I clinical trials in pediatric oncology: a review of literature. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 21(6), 343-349.