Patient-Reported Outcomes: Assessment and Interventions to Improve Symptom Management
In patients with cancer, treatment-related side effects and other symptoms cause significant morbidity and mortality and increase patient health care utilization and associated costs. Programs such as InSight Care and CCMT, in which enrolled patients can immediately report emergent symptoms, may enable clinicians to more effectively triage patients based on symptom severity and identify those who may need more intensive symptom management. Early identification of patients’ interventional needs may decrease their morbidity and mortality, increase quality of life, improve patient-clinician communication, and decrease health care utilization and associated costs.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses who manage patients with cancer.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the challenges of symptom management in patients with cancer.
- Describe what patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) are, and settings in which they may be used.
- Discuss how PROs and ePROs may affect cancer care delivery, patient health outcomes, and health care utilization and associated costs.
Jessie Holland, MSN, RN, OCN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
NCCN Continuing 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. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed to ensure education is fair and balanced and that clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care. Individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter.
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 continuing education content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she 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:
Jessie Holland, MSN, RN, OCN
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Mike Abrams; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan, CMP; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP; Sarah Weinstein
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Colleen Erb MSN, RN, AOCNP; Angela Motter, PhD
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 1.0 contact hour.
- 1.00 ANCC contact hours
- 1.00 Participation
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