9A Nurse Overview Course
This course was designed because nurses at the bedside may not get the chance to fully understand the rationales behind multidisciplinary care that their patients receive during treatment. They become familiar with the tasks involved in care, but may not get a chance to fully understand the inter-workings of various services and the pathophysiology behind common diagnoses seen in practice.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- describe the pathophysiology behind common oncologic diseases seen in practice
- recognize critical focuses when providing care to the oncology patient
- describe the pathophysiology behind common hematologic diseases seen in practice, such as sickle cell disease and elaborate on psychosocial considerations for the hematologic patient
- describe the treatment plan for a newly diagnosed diabetic patient and highlight major considerations when caring for the newly diagnosed diabetic patient
- identify resources provided by behavioral health to safely manage care for patients followed by that service
- identify specifics of care when caring for a patient following a research protocol.
Abby Streblick BSN, RN, BMTCN, CPHON
Amy Tiberi PhD
Maire McEwen CRNP-AC
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 3.5 contact hours.
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.
- 3.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 3.50 Attendance