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Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this oncology continuing education course is to provide nurses with an overview of the concepts of cancer and a basic foundation in the nursing care of adult patients receiving chemotherapy. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss three myths about cancer.
  • Identify two phases of cancer development.
  • List the three major forms of cancer treatment and whether their effects are local or systemic.
  • Define adjuvant chemotherapy.
  • Describe the rationale for combination chemotherapy and the schedule of administration requiring repeated administration of the drugs.
  • Identify three guidelines for the nurse administering chemotherapy IV.
  • Explain two important teaching points for patients receiving oral chemotherapy agents.
  • Describe a patient situation in which combination chemotherapy is being administered and list one point each for patient education specific to mucositis, alopecia and peripheral neurotoxicity.
  • Discuss two nursing interventions each for the patient experiencing neutropenia and thrombocytopenia.
  • Identify mechanisms of nausea and vomiting related to physiological causes and anticipatory anxiety.
  • Specify some important psychosocial concerns for adult patients receiving chemotherapy.
 
Effective 8/1/2014, the Florida Board of Nursing will not accept contact hours offered in tenth hour increments (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half hour (example: 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours, 1.4 contact hours becomes 1.0 contact hours). This course will be reported to CE Broker for FL RNs, LPNs, ARNPs, and CNSs as 8 hours.

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Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

 

CEBroker

Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses

 

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Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.