The Melanoma Learning Center
Where Patients AND Professionals Go For Melanoma Education
Our Melanoma Learning Center is a virtual hub for all types of melanoma education. We provide reliable, relevant, and current information about all aspects of melanoma for patients, families, healthcare professionals, caregivers, and others interested in the disease.
Resources for Patients, Caregivers, and Families
AIM’s patient and caregiver resources are an extensive library of educational materials covering every aspect of melanoma. From thorough explanations of each stage of melanoma to exhaustive charts of known side effects of every drug used to treat melanoma, patients and those who support them will find information on every topic they seek—and more.
Resources for Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and physicians also turn to AIM for critical and current information that they use in their practices every day. From Continuing Medical Education offerings for both nurses and physicians to an online database of treatments and their side effects, AIM offers myriad resources for those who treat melanoma patients. Below are general descriptions of these offerings. For healthcare professionals who want access to these professional sites and materials, please contact Tom Davis.
Professional resources include the following and more:
- Melanoma Nursing Website: The only one of its kind, designed to provide healthcare professionals one location for education on melanoma. Since its launch in 2017, the website has been used by thousands of healthcare professionals in 49 states and 82 countries and continues to receive new visitors daily. Offerings include:
- Nursing care step pathways: assessment and management strategies for patients on every type of melanoma treatment
- Patient resources: printable patient action plans for every type of melanoma treatment
- Q&A Community: professional online community to discuss melanoma patient care and treatment
- Continuing Medical Education: “Making a Difference from the Outset: AIM Educates Doctors and Nurses on Melanoma Therapy Side-Effect Management,” a two-hour CME program:
- Postgraduate Institute for Medicine accreditation
- Launched in January 2018 and already thousands of professional views
- Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing: Supplement created by AIM to aid nurses treating melanoma patients.
- Immunotherapy Essentials Website (in development): website modeled after the melanoma nursing website, designed to educate healthcare professionals in all cancers for which immunotherapy has been approved. Our melanoma nursing website is so successful, AIM has been asked to create one for all immunotherapy and all cancers.
Resources for the International Community
AIM collaborates with organizations across the globe in their efforts to increase awareness about melanoma, change public perceptions, empower melanoma patients to take an active role in their care, and effect change in regulatory policies to optimize treatment and care. To accomplish this, AIM works to raise both the funds and the international profile of melanoma in order to substantially increase support for innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.