2014 NCCN Nursing Program: Advancing Oncology Nursing™

Hollywood, FL US
March 12, 2014

The NCCN 2014 Oncology Nursing Program at the NCCN 19th Annual Conference will provide the oncology nurse with comprehensive and clinically relevant information regarding the management of patients with cancer. This program will focus on distress management, men's sexual and reproductive health, relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, metastatic melanoma, advanced kidney cancer, follicular lymphoma, special considerations for the older patient with cancer, and the communication of treatment options to patients with advanced disease. Oncology nurses will leave this program with information to provide the best clinical care and patient education to further improve their patients' quality of life.  View agenda

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses who manage patients with cancer. 

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

Incorporating Distress Management into Patient Care

  • Describe the advantages of implementing distress management into patient care
  • Identify one barrier to the implementation of distress management
  • Provide one example of how to overcome a barrier to implementation of distress management

Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Describe the risk factors that impact male sexual and reproductive function
  • Provide examples of treatment options for erectile dysfunction
  • Outline recommendations to provide men at risk for loss of fertility

Clinical Updates and Issues: Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

  • Outline recent therapeutic developments for the treatment of multiple myeloma
  • Describe common side effects related to the treatment of multiple myeloma
  • Provide an example of one strategy for managing an adverse event related to the treatment of multiple myeloma

Clinical Updates and Issues: Metastatic Melanoma

  • Outline recent therapeutic developments for the treatment of metastatic melanoma
  • Describe common side effects related to the treatment of metastatic melanoma
  • Provide an example of one strategy for managing an adverse event related to the treatment of metastatic melanoma

Clinical Updates and Issues: Advanced Kidney Cancer

  • Outline recent therapeutic developments for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer
  • Describe common side effects related to the treatment of advanced kidney cancer
  • Provide an example of one strategy for managing an adverse event related to the treatment of advanced kidney cancer

Clinical Updates and Issues: Follicular Lymphoma

  • Outline recent therapeutic developments for the treatment of follicular lymphoma
  • Describe common side effects related to the treatment of follicular lymphoma
  • Provide an example of one strategy for managing an adverse event related to the treatment of follicular lymphoma

Special Considerations for Older Patients with Cancer

  • Outline the principles of a comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Describe factors that increase risk of treatment-related complications for older adults with cancer
  • Provide an update of new Senior Adult Oncology NCCN guidelines to assist the oncology professional in caring for older adults with cancer

Communicating Treatment Options to Patients with Advanced Cancer

  • Describe the barriers to effective communication with a patient with advanced cancer
  • Outline the issues that should be addressed with a patient when diagnosed with advanced cancer
  • Provide examples of questions to facilitate discussion with a patient with advanced cancer
Additional information
Supporters: 

Supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen.
Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb; CELGENE CORPORATION; Genentech; Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Services, LLC; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; and Novartis Oncology.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 Participation
  • 5.50 Nurse
Course opens: 
03/07/2014
Course expires: 
12/11/2015
Event starts: 
03/12/2014 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/12/2014 - 2:55pm
Cost:
$0.00
The Westin Diplomat
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
United States

This activity is approved for nursing contact hours. View complete accreditation information

Available Credit

  • 5.50 Participation
  • 5.50 Nurse

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/07/2014
Course expires: 
12/11/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing