Bridging the Gap: Oncology Boot Camp
This program will provide an overview of updates in oncology nursing with a focus on cancer in Pennsylvania, cancer survivorship, radiation oncology, immunology, cancer immunotherapy, and motivation to alleviate healthcare worker stress.
Nurses and other health care professionals working with individuals with or at risk for cancer.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Compare the state of cancer diagnoses in Pennsylvania to the national averages.
- Identify specific concerns faced by veteran cancer survivors.
- Understand the role and side effect management during radiation therapy for patients with cancer.
- Recall the roles of the body’s immune system agents and describe how the powers of the immune system are used to treat cancer.
- Explore means of stress relief for nurses and other healthcare workers to avoid compassion fatigue and associated job burnout.
Lyn Robinson, PhD
Jeanne Greene, NP
Mitch Bulat, MD
Wendy Lucas, CNS
Joanne Turka, 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 5 contact hours.
To receive 5 Contact Hours, the learner must sign in, attend the entire activity, and complete the activity evaluation.
- 5.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 5.00 Attendance