Recorded Presentation from the 2014 NCCN Oncology Toxicities Webinar Series: GI Toxicities - Mucositis

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 pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of oral and gastrointestinal mucositis
  • Summarize the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for the prevention and management of oral and gastrointestinal mucositis
Additional information
Supporters: 

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

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

June Eilers, PhD, APRN, BC
Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center

Apar Kishor Ganti, MD
Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center

Available Credit

  • 0.75 Participation
  • 0.74 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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