NCCN 2021 Virtual Nursing Forum: Advancing Oncology Nursing in Hematologic Malignancies™
The management of cancer is constantly evolving through the introduction of new advances related to cancer treatment and supportive care. This program will provide hematology/oncology nurses with comprehensive and clinically relevant information to optimize patient education and care. Information is focused on current and critical issues to provide hematology/oncology nurses with practical information that can be implemented in the practice setting.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of hematology/oncology nurses and nurse practitioners who manage patients with hematologic malignancies.
The goal of this activity is to ensure that hematology/oncology nurses, as members of the interprofessional oncology care team, have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the standards of care to their practice and health care setting for patients with hematologic malignancies. Following this program, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate advances in the management of patients with hematologic malignancies and key updates in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) and apply appropriate treatment and supportive care strategies to optimize patient education and care.
- Review issues related to: using technology to facilitate education for patients receiving transplantation; financial toxicity in the care of patients with hematologic malignancies; decreasing emergency department visits in patients who have received chemotherapy; treatment considerations for older patients with AML; and new treatment options in multiple myeloma.
Session Learning Objectives
Using Technology to Facilitate Education for Patients Receiving Transplantation
- Discuss the advantages and challenges of adapting transplant educational content to a virtual platform.
- Identify key principles used to optimize the patient and caregiver experience with no in-person contact.
- Analyze virtual transplant educational programs for best practices that may be applied post-pandemic.
Financial Toxicity in the Care of Patients with Hematologic Malignancies
- Review prevalence, risk factors, and consequences related to financial toxicity in patients treated for hematologic malignancies.
- Identify financial implications of new therapies approved to treat hematologic malignancies.
- Discuss techniques to reduce financial toxicity for patients.
Decreasing Emergency Department Visits in Patients Who Have Received Chemotherapy
- Discuss CMS measures regarding ED visits in patients who have recently had chemotherapy and the ramifications on quality of care, cost, and patient satisfaction.
- Describe tools and resources that could be used for standardized educational pathways to help patients with side effect management.
- Review how data may be collected and shared to help decrease ED visits and demonstrate the impact nursing can have on this important measure.
Treatment Considerations for Older Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- List the factors to be considered when choosing the most appropriate treatment options for older adult patients.
- Provide examples of indications for the use of hematopoietic cell transplantation.
- Describe the management strategies for toxicities associated with the treatment of AML in older adult patients.
New Treatment Options in Multiple Myeloma
- Describe indications for treatment of smoldering myeloma.
- Provide examples of new treatment options, toxicity profiles, and management in multiple myeloma.
- Discuss the role of minimum residual disease (MRD) in the monitoring of multiple myeloma.
NCCN Medical Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that all planners, faculty, moderators, authors, reviewers and anyone involved in the planning and delivery of NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose ALL financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies. The ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence require that individuals who refuse to provide this information will be disqualified from involvement in the planning and implementation of accredited continuing education presented by NCCN. NCCN identifies, mitigates, and discloses to learners all relevant financial relationships.
In addition, all content has been reviewed to ensure education promotes safe, effective patient care and does not promote the products or services of an ineligible company. Content, including any presentation of therapeutic options, is fair, balanced, evidence-based, scientifically accurate, and free of commercial bias and marketing.
In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 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.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.75 contact hours.
- 3.75 ANCC contact hours
- 3.75 Participation
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