ASRT June 15, 2022: Radiation Oncology
Chris Maney, RN, BSN, OCN
SR. Professional Staff Nurse
What is radiation therapy?
- Understanding general principles of radiation therapy.
- Explaining the mechanism of action of radiation therapy.
- Explaining the rationale behind fractionated therapy.
- Exploring external beam radiation therapy.
- How external beam radiation is delivered.
- Types of external beam treatments.
- Explanation of internal and systemic radiation therapy.
- Discussing how internal radiation differs from external beam.
- Understanding methods of delivery.
- Understanding radiation precautions.
- An explanation of required precautions for patients under treatment.
What are the responsibilities of a radiation oncology nurse?
- Exploring the role of the radiation oncology nurse.
- Care coordination, patient education, and assessment.
What is the radiation work flow and how is treatment planned?
- Gaining understanding of how a patient progresses through treatment.
- Learning how care is established with a practice.
- Explaining CT simulation, treatment planning, and plan verification.
How is healthy tissue protected?
- Explaining methods of protecting healthy tissue.
- Protecting tissue through planning.
- Using anatomical positioning to protect tissue.
- Space OAR to reduce rectal toxicity.
What are site specific toxicities and how are they managed?
- Understanding the presentation and management of site specific toxicities.
- Exploring site specific toxicities.
- Learning methods of managing site specific treatment reactions.
Healthcare employees working in radiation oncology or caring for patients being treated by radiation oncology departments
As a result of participation in this activity the learner will be able to:
Christopher Maney, BSN, RN, OCN
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
1 contact hour.
1. To receive credit the learner must attend both days of the course via Teams attendance and sign virtually into the activity.
2. The learner must complete the course evaluation on the CCE website
3. Once steps one and two are complete, the learner may claim credit on the CCEHS Learning Portal.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance