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.
- 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
- ONCC ILNA Points in Symptom Management
- 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.
- This course expires on April 27, 2019. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit.