Recorded Presentation from the 2014 NCCN Oncology Toxicities Webinar Series: GI Toxicities - Nausea/Vomiting

Patients with gastrointestinal cancers often experience a constellation of symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia, cachexia, and mucositis. These symptoms are either toxicities secondary to treatment and/or related to complications of the disease. Even relatively low-grade discomfort, especially when chronic, can have a significan impact on quality of life. Clinicans should be diligent in routinely assessing patients for these distressing symptoms making every effort to maximize available preventative and treatment strategies.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the risk factors for the development of cancer therapy-induced emesis
  • Summarize the current standards of care in antiemesis management
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Helsinn Healthcare SA.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 Participation
  • 0.82 Nurse
  • 0.75 Pharmacist
  • 0.75 Physician
Course opens: 
08/29/2014
Course expires: 
08/29/2015
Cost:
$0.00

Kim Noonan, MS, RN, ANP, AOCN
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Bridget Scullion, PharmD, BCOP
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Available Credit

  • 0.75 Participation
  • 0.82 Nurse
  • 0.75 Pharmacist
  • 0.75 Physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/29/2014
Course expires: 
08/29/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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