Introduction to Oncology for the Healthcare Provider 9/1/2021
This one day course provides an overview of cancer, disease process, treatments, symptom management, and the impact on patients and caregivers. It is intended to enhance the practice of health care professionals and ancillary staff new to any oncology setting.
Advanced practice providers, registered nurses, research staff, social workers, pharmacists, patient care technicians, nursing assistants, and front office or supportive staff.
After the completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Define the pathophysiology of malignant disease and factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing cancer.
- Recall proper guidelines surrounding those who are administering or receiving chemotherapy.
- Recall the role of different treatment modalities in the management of patients with cancer.
- Identify supportive care, symptom management, and psychosocial needs of patients with cancer.
Topics include the following:
- Pathophysiology of Cancer
- Overview of Cancer Treatments
- Oncologic Emergencies
- Psychosocial Needs of Cancer Patients, Families, and Caregivers
- The Use of Blood Products in Patients with Cancer
- Chemotherapy Handling Measures and Responsibilities for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
- Neutropenia and Thrombocytopenia
- Pain Management and Nausea & Vomiting
The course coordinator will send information to the registered attendee and their manager approximately one week prior to the course.
- Amy DiMaggio, MSN, RN, CMSRN, OCN
- Gloria Gotaskie, MSN, RN
- Kathryn Kalp, MSW, LCSW
- Linda Lakdawala, DNP, RN, CPAN
- Becky McClelland, MSN-Ed, RN, OCN
- Alyssa Owens, PA-C
- Hannah Peterson, PA-C
- Brittni Prosdocimo, MSN, RN, BMTCN
- Karlyn Rupert, MPAS, PA-C
- Katricia Vouga, MSW, LCSW
- 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 5.5 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 5.5 contact hours.
To receive 5.5 Contact Hours, the learner must sign in, attend the entire activity, and complete the activity evaluation.
- 5.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 5.50 APA
- 5.50 Attendance
- All UPMC employees are required to register for educational programs through https://CCE.upmc.edu. If you are new to the registration system, you will need to create an account prior to course registration using your UPMC email address. Manager approval may be required for some programs for some employees. If you receive an approval required notice when enrolling, please notify your manager of your interest in the program. Certificates will be available to download and stored for future reference. For step by step instructions on how to access your credits visit, https://cce.upmc.com/FAQ/access_credits. To answer other common questions, please visit https://cce.upmc.com/FAQ.