Foundations to Practice: Hematologic Malignancies (10-6-21)

October 6, 2021

This course provides an overview of specific hematological malignancies, including leukemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndrome. Presentations include information on staging, treatment options, and nursing care issues. This course is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for the Comprehensive Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies Course and/or the Stem Cell Transplant Course.

All courses are sponsored by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The faculty consists of healthcare professionals with expertise in cancer care at UPMC.

Target Audience

This course addresses the needs of advanced practice providers, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other members of the healthcare team who care for oncology patients in the acute care, outpatient, extended care, rehabilitation, and home care settings.  Other healthcare professionals involved in cancer care, or those who wish to expand their knowledge of cancer care, are also welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain resources available from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Identify risk factors that may lead to the development of hematologic malignancies.
  • Explain the diagnostic work up for hematologic malignancies.
  • Explain the treatment of hematologic malignancies.
  • Recognize indications for the use of blood products in patients with cancer.
  • Demonstrate learning has occurred by receiving at least an 85% on final quiz.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/19/2021
Course expires: 
10/13/2021
Event starts: 
10/06/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/06/2021 - 3:00pm

This course provides an overview of specific hematological malignancies, including leukemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndrome. Presentations include information on staging, treatment options, and nursing care issues. This course is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for the Comprehensive Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies Course and/or the Stem Cell Transplant Course.

All courses are sponsored by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The faculty consists of healthcare professionals with expertise in cancer care at UPMC.

Pittsburgh, PA
United States
  • Angela Austin
  • Jaime Kriner, PA-C
  • Sarah McGregor, PA-C
  • Lirong Qu, MD, PhD
  • Cheryl Tompkins, MSN, CRNP, BMTCN
  • Christina Waters, PA-C

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 5 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 5 contact hours.

To receive 5 Contact Hours, the learner must sign in, attend the entire activity, complete the activity evaluation, and achieve ≥ 85% on the quiz.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 Attendance
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Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cannot attend any course for any reason, you need to directly notify the course registrar by calling 412-623-3651 and leaving a voicemail message or by emailing Amy DiMaggio at dimaggioa@upmc.edu.
  • The course schedule is not changed by school delays. For any adverse weather conditions, please use your best judgment.
  • For class cancellations, an announcement will be available at 412-623-3651 and an email will be sent to class attendees.

The program sponsors reserve the right to make changes or cancel the program because of unforeseen circumstances.

Required Hardware/software

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