Antineoplastic Therapy and Immunotherapy Course 2022 IR Nurse
This four-day course is designed to address the needs of the nursing and other oncology professionals in relation to chemotherapy and biological therapies. It includes information on current and investigational pharmacotherapy, safe handling, administration of antineoplastic agents, and various issues concerning the management of patients receiving cancer therapy.
UPMC Interventional Radiation nurses who administer antineoplastic medications
After participation in this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the expectations related to class content and the participant’s professional responsibilities
- Discuss the roles of chemotherapy and biotherapy in the treatment of cancer
- Recall the pharmacology of different classes of antineoplastic or supportive therapies
- Recognize side effects and organ toxicities that patients may experience while receiving antineoplastic or supportive therapies
- Discuss management strategies for patients receiving antineoplastic or supportive therapies, including the prevention and treatment of toxicities and side effects
- Identify interventions to prevent chemotherapy errors
- Demonstrate that learning has occurred by achieving at least an 80% on the final exam
This course will be held virtually via UPMC Microsoft TEAMS
Mary Kate Ayers, MSN, RN, OCN
Amy DiMaggio, MSN, RN, CMSRN, OCN
Timothy George, PharmD, BCOP
Paul Huffman, PharmD
Nicole Kahler, DNP, CRNP, AOCNP
Becky McClelland, MSN-Ed, RN, OCN
Brian Miller, PharmD
Alyssa Owens, MPAS, PA-C
Brittni Prosdocimo, MSN, RN, BMTCN
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 University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.
This activity is designated for 14.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 14.25 contact hours.
To receive 14.25 Contact Hours, the learner must sign in, attend the entire activity, pass course test with a score of 80% or greater and complete the activity evaluation.
- 14.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 14.25 Attendance