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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 May 4, 2012, in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society 37th Annual Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana.

MEDIUM: Virtual Lecture
INTERNET RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2012
CME 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
A growing number of patients are living with cancer as a chronic disease, including about 1 million people in the US living with leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL or myeloma. For the most part, these patients have cancer that cannot be cured, but can be controlled over the long term. Cancer becomes a way of life with ups and downs that may include a repeated series of lab and imaging tests, drug therapies, radiation therapy and/or stem cell transplantation. Oncology nursing management of cancer survivors includes addressing treatment adherence issues, short- and long-term complications, second cancer screening, second cancer detection, recurrent cancer detection and treatment, quality-of-life issues, co-morbidities and depression screening. Coordination with primary care is a critical part of the process. This activity includes case studies and discussion about effective models for collaboration between oncology and primary care for patients living with hematologic malignancies.


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

  • Describe two disease management advances in emerging therapies and clinical trials
  • Explain two nursing interventions for cancer survivors that will address treatment adherence and symptom control
  • Identify three nursing practices to educate survivors about follow-up care needs
  • List three psychosocial issues that affect quality of life and identify resources to support cancer survivors
  • Identify two communication touch points for coordinating with primary care providers to provide shared care of patients with hematologic malignancies

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: December 2011 - December 2014. 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, learning assessment (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 in part by grants from Incyte Corporation and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.

FACULTY
Richard N. Boyajian, NP
Clinical Director
Adult Survivorship Program
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Judith M. Estes, MSN, RN, ANP-C
Department of Hematology/Lymphoma
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan

John C. Krauss, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Regional Oncology Services
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan


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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