Foundations to Practice: Symptom Management of Patients with Cancer (9-22-21)

September 22, 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.

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 welcomed 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: 
09/15/2021
Course expires: 
09/29/2021
Event starts: 
09/22/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/22/2021 - 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.

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
  • Joyce Diacopoulos, RD
  • Courtney Dube, DPT, PT
  • Toni Fontana, PA-C
  • Rebecca Hoelsken, CRNP
  • Becky McClelland, MSN-Ed, RN, OCN
  • Kayla Miller, MSN, CRNP
  • Ellen Ormond, PhD
  • Darcy Ploucha, PA-C
  • Monica Siegel, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP
  • Katey Woistman, 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.

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 7 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 7 contact hours.

To receive 7 Contact Hours, the learner must sign in, attend the entire activity, submit roster, complete the activity evaluation, and achieve ≥ 85% on the quiz.

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.
  • 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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