Foundations to Practice: Pathophysiology of Cancer, Cancer Treatment Modalities, and the Immune System 3-16-21

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 16, 2021

This course provides an overview of the principles and roles of various cancer therapies. Included are clinical trials, surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapies, radiation therapy, stem cell transplantation, complementary therapy, a review of the pathophysiology of cancer, and the immune system. This course is strongly recommended to be taken first within the Foundations to Practice Series, as well as a prerequisite for the Comprehensive Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies Course.

Target Audience

This course addresses the needs of 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. Nurses and 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:

  • Identify the role of the Foundations to Practice Series in providing care to patients with cancer.
  • Recognize characteristics of malignant disease.
  • Describe the meaning of cancer disparity.
  • Explain the role of different treatment modalities in treating patients with cancer.
  • Recall the immune system’s function in the development of cancer and treatment of cancer.
  • Identify goals of treatment for patients with cancer.
  • Recognize the role of clinical trials in treating with cancer.
  • Demonstrate learning has occurred by receiving at least an 85% on the final quiz.

 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 7.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/16/2021
Course expires: 
03/23/2021
Event starts: 
03/16/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/16/2021 - 4:30pm

This course provides an overview of the principles and roles of various cancer therapies. Included are clinical trials, surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapies, radiation therapy, stem cell transplantation, complementary therapy, a review of the pathophysiology of cancer, and the immune system. This course is strongly recommended to be taken first within the Foundations to Practice Series, as well as a prerequisite for the Comprehensive Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies Course.

UPMC Shadyside; Herberman Conference Center Room 201AB
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States
  • Stephanie Brackbill, RN
  • Samantha Devine, PA-C
  • Amy DiMaggio, MSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Shrina Duggal, PharmD, BCOP
  • Daniel Goldstein, BSN, RN, CCRP
  • Becky McClelland, MSN-Ed., RN, OCN
  • Brittni Prosdocimo, MSN, RN, BMTCN
  • Annette Quinn, MSN, RN
  • Lyn B. Robertson, DrPH, MSN, 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.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 7.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.00 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. 
  • If Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed due to treacherous road conditions prior to 6 a.m., our courses are cancelled.  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.