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Director-at-Large Member

Bergeron smallSharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®

2019-2022
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Current Position

Research Nurse Educator
CHOC Children’s Hospital
Orange, CA

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 1983

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Southern California Member Since 1983

Education

  • BSN, 1981, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Qualifications

APHON National

  • APHON Counts
    • Column Author
      • Targeted Immunotherapy: Launching an Effective Education and Administration Strategy for the Bedside Pediatric Oncology Nurse,” 2018
      • “The High Risk for Obesity in Pediatric Oncology Patient Receiving Isotretinoin,” 2009
    • Editor, 2010-2015
    • Column Editor: Treatment Innovations, 2009-2010
  • Annual Conference
    • Poster Presenter: “Implementing An Adolescent and Young Adult Mentor Retreat and Education Curriculum: Wise Investment for Emerging AYA Patient Leaders,” 2018
    • Poster Presenter: “Building the Ideal Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program Model to Empower AYA Cancer Patients to Succeed, Lead and Thrive,” 2018
    • Poster Presenter: “Implementation of a Safety Infusion Procedure for IV PEG-Asparaginase” 2016
    • Poster Presenter: “The Impact of an AYA Oncology Activity Specialist on AYA Cancer Patients,” 2016
    • Poster Presenter, Co-Author: “Rock the Halls”: A Unique Fitness Program for Adolescents and Young Adults” 2016
    • Preconference Session Presenter: “Targeted Immunotherapy: Launching an Effective Education and Administration Strategy for the Bedside Pediatric Oncology Nurse,” 2016
    • Speaker: Nursing Education Symposium-United Therapeutics, “Decision Making in High-Risk Neuroblastoma,” 2015
    • Speaker: Nursing Education Symposium- BTG International, Inc., “Glucarpidase for the Treatment of Methotrexate Toxicity,” 2014
  • Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
    • Co-Author, 2017
      • “Dinutuximab: A Novel Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with High Risk Neuroblastoma”
  • Nominating Committee: Member & Chairperson, 2007-2010
  • Annual Conference Program Planning Committee:
    • Member, 2007-2010
    • Chairperson, 1990
  • Awards
    • Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award, 2012
  • Evidence Based Practice/Research Committee: Chairperson, 1995-1997
  • Local Chapter Committee: Vice Chair, 1991-1995
  • APHON Local Chapter

    • Southern California Chapter
      • Chapter President
        • 2015-2019
        • 1987-1991
      • Chapter Secretary
        • 2007-2011
        • 1985-1986
      • Annual Conference Chairperson, 1994-1995
      • Annual Conference Presenter
        • Annual SCAPHON Conference: “The Use of Novel Targeted Agents in Pediatric Oncology: Putting the Pieces Together for the Bedside Nurse,” 2014

    Other Nursing Leadership

    • Annual Conference
      • Oncology Nursing Society, 2018
        • “Fostering Safe Administration of Clinical Trial Treatments”
    • Professional Organizations
      • Children’s Oncology Group
        • Protocol Core Group Nurse, COG DVL Protocol Core Group, 2015-present
        • Nursing Nominating Committee: Member and now current Chair, 2015-present
    • Publications
      • Oncologists: Co-Author, 2017
        • Consensus Guideline for the Use of Glucarpidase in Patients with High Dose Methotrexate Induced Acute Kidney Injury and Delayed Methotrexate Clearnance”
      • Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing: Co-Author, 2017
        • “Asparaginase Toxicities:  Identification and Management in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia”
      • “Children and their Families: The Continuum of Nursing Care 3rd Edition,”  2014
        • Contributing book author:Chapter 22: “The Child with a Malignancy”