CPHON Review Course- Virtual Self Learning
Nurses that wish to become a certified pediatric hematology/oncology nurse may not have a comprehensive knowledge of all the diagnoses that they care for in their practice. The aim of the CPHON Review Course is to give background information regarding pathophysiology of specific diseases. Reviewing the treatments used for childhood cancers and hematologic disorders helps to provide a better understanding of the care they provide.
In order to claim your continuing education credits, you must watch all CPHON videos posted in TEAMS. After reviewing the videos, you must complete the quiz with a passing score of 83% and complete the course evaluation.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the pathophysiology of chemotherapy medications, drug to drug interactions, and interventions by the RN while caring for heme/onc patients
- Identify the most common pediatric malignancies
- State the characteristics of common solid tumors in children
- Identify common symptoms of brain tumors
- State characteristics of neuroblastoma tumors in children
- Verbalize implications for the transition of end of life care
- Describe important principles of pharmacokinetics in chemotherapy administration
- Verbalize the impact of research on the survival of children with cancer
- Identify the side effects associated with radiation therapy as they relate to radiation field and age of child undergoing radiation
- Recognize late effects associated with treatment for cancer in childhood
- Recognize abnormal laboratory results and associated nursing implications
- Describe the differences between autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant and the potential complications associated with each modality
- Develop study methods that are consistent with their adult learning needs
Ashley Brungo MSN, RN
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 contact hour(s).
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 6.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.00 Attendance