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OVERVIEW
This free CE activity consists of a presentation, a learning assessment, and an evaluation. This virtual lecture is derived from a satellite symposium presented on April 29, 2011 in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress in Boston, Massachusetts.

MEDIUM: Virtual Lecture
INTERNET RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2011
(Continuing education credit is no longer available for this activity.)

Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.5 hours


TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity has been designed to meet the education needs of nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients living with hematologic and other cancers.


PROGRAM GOAL
Managing side effects for oncology patients becomes more complex when inadequate healthcare coverage, insufficient psychosocial support, or a cultural communication gap between provider and patient, comes into the picture. This symposium will model management approaches for challenging aspects of oncology nursing management through the presentation of shared nursing care scenarios.

Case studies of patients with dual cancer diagnoses and a constellation of side effects and psychosocial challenges will be presented. The discussion will encompass nursing challenges at different stages of treatment, and will include management of pain, fatigue, CNS involvement, peripheral neuropathy, long-term surveillance and end-of-life issues for underserved/underrepresented populations.


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe key considerations in developing nursing management plans for underserved/underrepresented patients
  • Define quality of life issues for patients with dual cancer diagnoses
  • Identify patient-transition issues associated with the cancer diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
  • Formulate education and communication strategies to address nursing management challenges

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
To complete this activity and receive a statement of credit, participants must:

  1. Review all contents of this activity
  2. Complete and submit the learning assessment and evaluation form
  3. Score at least 70% on the learning assessment

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION FOR NURSES AND SOCIAL WORKERS
Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 1.5 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), provider number 1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: 12/2008-12/2011. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 CE clinical clock hours.

Upon successful completion of the entire program, post-test (grade of 70% or higher) and submission of the activity evaluation, a certificate of completion will be issued to you within 30 days, via email or US mail based on your designation on the evaluation.


SUPPORT STATEMENT
This program is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U58/DP001105-04 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its content is solely the responsibility of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FACULTY
Katherine A. Breitenbach, BA, RN, MSN, APN
Clinical Research Nurse
Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Eric Cohen, RN, BSN, OCN
Program Manager, Patient and Family Education
Life with Cancer
Inova Health System
Falls Church, VA

Kathy A. Daily, RN, OCN
Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow Transplant
Coordinator/Primary Nurse
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, FL

Carol A. White, RN, MSN, APN, AOCN
Advanced Practice Nurse, Inpatient Leukemia Service
Section of Hematology Oncology
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL


FEE INFORMATION
There is no fee for this educational activity.


QUESTIONS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
For questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact an LLS Information Specialist at
800-955-4572, or infocenter@lls.org. For technical assistance, contact jungsen@rmcom.net.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Hardware/Software requirements include:
• Windows 95, 98se, ME, XP, NT 4.0, 2000   
  - Internet Explorer 4.0+
  - Netscape Navigator 6.2+
  - Mozilla Firefox 1.0+

• Macintosh 9.2, OS X 10.1+
  - Safari 1.1+
  - Netscape Navigator 6.2+
  - Internet Explorer 5.2+
  - Mozilla Firefox 1.0+

• Additional Requirements
  - Adobe Flash Player 7.0+
  - Adobe Reader 7.0+
  - Internal/external speakers
  - Broadband connection (DSL/cable) recommended

 

 

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