Foundations to Practice: Symptom Management of Patients with Cancer 4-2-21

Pittsburgh, PA US
April 2, 2021

This course addresses how health care professionals can help patients deal with physical symptoms and issues related to their disease and its treatment, such as gastrointestinal manifestations, pain, fatigue, cutaneous reactions, nutrition, psychosocial needs of patients, families, and caregivers, and sexual function and reproductive issues.

 

This course is strongly recommended 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 should be able to:

  • Recall strategies to assess patients for three symptoms of cancer or cancer treatments.
  • Identify three interventions to treat or manage the side effects of patients with symptoms of cancer or cancer treatments.
  • Recognize psychosocial needs the patient with cancer may experience.
  • Explain the use supportive services to assist patients with symptom management of cancer or cancer treatments.
  • Demonstrate learning has occurred by receiving at least an 85% on 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: 
07/31/2020
Course expires: 
04/09/2021
Event starts: 
04/02/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/02/2021 - 4:30pm

This course addresses how health care professionals can help patients deal with physical symptoms and issues related to their disease and its treatment, such as gastrointestinal manifestations, pain, fatigue, cutaneous reactions, nutrition, psychosocial needs of patients, families, and caregivers, and sexual function and reproductive issues.

 

This course is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for the Comprehensive Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies Course.

UPMC Shadyside Herberman Conference Center Auditorium Room ABC
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States

Angela M. Dean, PsyD

Joyce Diacopoulos, RD, CSO, LDN

Amy DiMaggio, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Courtney Dube, PT, DTP

Toni Fontana, MPAS, PA-C

Rebecca Hoelsken, MSN, CRNP, NP-C, CRM

Susan Jessell, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN

Meaghan McGuire, CRNP

Kayla Miller, BSN, RN

Ellen Ormond, PhD

Alyssa Owens, PA-C

Monica Siegel, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP

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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