Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course, Spring 2021

April 23, 2021 to May 14, 2021

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.

Target Audience

Any provider who will care for patients' receiving chemotherapy or biotherapy.

Learning Objectives

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
  • Describe the safe administration of antineoplastic and supportive therapies
  • Identify interventions to prevent chemotherapy errors
  • Develop a patient care management plan for a patient receiving antineoplastic therapies
  • Identify three resources for oncology healthcare providers to utilize

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 24.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 24.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/29/2021
Course expires: 
06/11/2021
Event starts: 
04/23/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/14/2021 - 5:00pm

Comprehensive Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies Course
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.
This course is NOT a certification course and is not intended to measure competency. Individual institutions are responsible for determining their own requirements for assessing clinical competency.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

This course will only be offered remotely

Amanda Agnew, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Melissa Bastacky, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Thomas G. Boyer, PA-C

Physician Assistant

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Timothy Brenner, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Amy DiMaggio, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Clinical education Specialist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Shrina Duggal, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Timothy George, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Gloria Gotaskie, MSN, RN

Advanced Clinical Education Specialist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Paul Huffman, PharmD            

Oncology Pharmacist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Jamilyn Kennell, MSN, RN, OCN

Advanced Clinical Education Specialist

UPMC Shadyside

Jaime Kriner, PA-C

Physician Assistant

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Gerard P. Mascara, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist

UPMC Shadyside

Becky McClelland, MSN-Ed, RN, OCN

Clinical Education Specialist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Brian Miller, PharmD

Manager, Investigational Drug Service Pharmacy

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Peggy Nikolajski, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP

Nurse Practitioner

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center,

St. Margaret

 

Alyssa Owens, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Brittni Prosdocimo, MSN, RN, BMTCN

Advanced Clinical Education Specialist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Jason Steele, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Courtney Stetor, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, St Clair

 

 

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 24.25 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 25 contact hours.

To receive 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.

Available Credit

  • 24.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 24.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 24.25 Attendance
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To receive 24.25 Contact Hours, the learner must attend all four days of the course, sign in, complete the activity evaluation, and pass the exam with an 80% or greater.