ASRT November 16, 2022: A Multidisciplinary Overview: Caring for a Patient Receiving Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiation for the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
Susan D'Arcangelo, RTT
Dana Diehl, BSN, RN, OCN
Jamie Kruger, RT
Kellie Ritchey, BSN , RN
Apryl Spencer, BSN, RN, OCN
Amy Wiley, BSN, RN
The one hour presentation will describe the roles of individuals taking care of patients with head and neck cancer using a multi disciplinary approach.
Healthcare employees working in radiation oncology or caring for patients being treated by radiation oncology departments
Identify the sites that encompass the diagnosis of head and neck cancer
Explain the role of the nurse navigator caring for head and neck cancer patients
Identify resources for management of common side effects related to chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Identify two common chemotherapy agents used in concurrent chemotherapy and radiation for head and neck cancer.
Recall three side effects and the management of the side effects of radiation therapy for the patient with head and neck cancer
Explain the role and responsibilities of the radiation therapist of caring for the patient with head and neck cancer
Identify three responsibilities of the medical dosimetrist caring for the patient with head and neck cancer
Susan D'Arcangelo RTT
Dana Diehl BSN, RN, OCN
Jamie Kruger RT
Kellie Ritchey BSN, RN
Apryl Spencer BSN, RN, OCN
Amy Wiley BSN, RN
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 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