Supportive Oncology Care I

Both cancer and its treatment can have dramatic side effects that negatively impact a patient’s quality of life. Many of these effects can be prevented, or reduced, with appropriate supportive care or symptom management. This introductory-level course was designed to help cancer care professionals, including Advanced Practice Providers, Pharmacists, Fellows, and others, recognize symptoms associated with cancer and determine the suitable supportive care. This expert-led course is broken down into seven sections, which feature the following common cancer symptoms and treatment side effects: febrile neutropenia, antibiotic prophylaxis during neutropenia, nausea and vomiting, a case-based discussion on chemotherapy related nausea and vomiting, hematopoietic growth factors of both RBCs and WBCs, and bone health.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss topics in antibiotic prophylaxis during neutropenia and febrile neutropenia
  • Identify growth factors for red cells, white cells and platelets and define dosing, safety standards and practical recommendations for use
  • Enhance awareness regarding the need for symptom management and apply knowledge to improve the quality of life for patients with serious and life-threatening disease
  • Describe common regimens to prevent and treat bone loss

Continuing Education Credit

5 Credits/Points are available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ABIM MOC Points
  • CNE Contact Hours
  • CPE Credits
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted. 
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.
Important Notes
  • This course expires on April 27, 2019. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit.