Bridging the Gap: The Art of Innovation in Cancer Care
Oncology nursing is every changing. This conference provides some information on the newer areas of oncology practice that are occurring to provide more patients treatment options so that nurse can manage their care safely. Many patients are participating in clinical trials leading to excitement treatment options and recognition of urgent patient care needs. Nurses jobs is very stressful and self-care should be a daily part of their plan, opening eyes to some unique ways to perform self care and offer opportunity for nurse to participate in a self care activity.
nurses, nursing students, nurse researchers, advanced practice nurses, other healthcare professionals
- Describe 2 new treatment therapy options for patients with lung cancer.
- Understand nursing management strategies for patients undergoing and enrolled in clinical trials.
- Describe the patient profile and subsequent care treatment plan for those undergoing tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy.
- Understand role of hereditary predispositions in relation to cancer genetic testing
- Recognize potential targeted therapy options for patients with an identified pathogenic variant.
- Discuss new technology in radiation oncology and how this is changing the role of radiotherapy for certain patients.
- Participate in an art therapy session and understand the role of art therapy and other modalities for nurses to practice self-care.
Benny Wecksler, MBA, MD, FACS,FACCP
Allyson Welch, RN
Emily Callahan, MGC, CGC
Tyler Wilhite, MD
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 5.5 contact hours.
- 5.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 5.50 Attendance