Prevention of Infection in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies
Nurse practitioners and other health care providers play a critical role in the recognition and management of cancer-related infections. A key component of managing patients with hematologic malignancies lies in prophylaxis to prevent infections (including the use of infection control measures, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and preemptive therapy). Knowledge gained in this arena will support timely detection and management of potentially life-threatening infections. NCCN Guidelines provide current guidance for prophylaxis and other preventative measures against infections.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of hematology/oncology nurses and nurse practitioners who manage patients with hematologic malignancies.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the risk for infection in patients with hematologic malignancies.
- Describe the presentation of infections in patients with hematologic malignancies.
- Discuss strategies for the prevention of infection in patients with hematologic malignancies.
Colleen H. Erb, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, AOCNP
Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
NCCN Medical Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support (the provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests [SCS 1, 2 and 6] by experts on the topics).
Per the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter. A complete list of individuals’ relationships with external entities is available upon request.
NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a “conflict of interest” when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect CE content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she and/or a spouse or partner has a financial relationship.
NCCN continuing education considers “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.
Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.
The faculty listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Colleen H. Erb, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, AOCNP
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Robert W. Carlson, MD; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan, CMP; Sarah Sinclair; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Mary A. Dwyer, MS, CGC; Alyse Johnson-Chilla, MS; Rashmi Kumar, PhD; Hema Sundar, PhD
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Griselda Zuccarino-Catania, PhD
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP: Salary (Spouse)
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 Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.61 contact hours.
- 0.61 ANCC contact hours
- 0.61 Participation
To complete this activity, users will need:
- A device with an Internet connection
- One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
- Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
- Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing