Managing the Cancer Patient: Adverse Effects of Pharmacologic Interventions

Oncology patients often present to the emergency department acutely ill with complications from their cancer treatment. A panel will discuss the pathophysiology of common oncologic emergencies and provide strategies to manage immune-related adverse events (IRAE). 

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pulmonologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Internists, Residents, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology of common oncologic emergencies.
  • Identify signs, symptoms and complications that result from ineffective chemotherapy.
  • Implement pharmacological interventions for cancer patients presenting with disease-related symptoms.
  • Explain the mechanism of action for targeted IV immunotherapy.
  • Implement appropriate treatment modalities utilized in patients with immune-related adverse events (IRAE).
  • Execute the requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia for receiving, storing and transporting hazardous drugs.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Goldvaser, H., Milman, Y., Dujovni, T., Stern, A., Mahamid, M., Hanovich, E., ... & Brenner, B. (2016). Perception of prognosis of cancer patients by non‐oncologists. International journal of clinical practice, 70(12), 1027-1032.
  • Barquín-García, A., Molina-Cerrillo, J., Garrido, P., Garcia-Palos, D., Carrato, A., & Alonso-Gordoa, T. (2019). New oncologic emergencies: What is there to know about inmunotherapy and its potential side effects? European journal of internal medicine.
  • Weber JS, Kähler KC, Hauschild A. Management of immune-related adverse events and kinetics of response with ipilimumab. J Clin Oncol. 2012;30(21):2691–2697.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
09/01/2019
Course expires: 
08/31/2021

Alyssa Donadio, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Miami Cancer Institute

Maria de la Matute, APRN, MSN, OCN, BMT-CN
Miami Cancer Institute 

Christine Ibarra, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Miami Cancer Institute

Lilit Smith, Pharm.D., MBA
Pharmacy Supervisor
Miami Cancer Institute

Alyssa Donadio, Pharm.D., Maria de la Matute, APRN, MSN, OCN, BMT-CN, Christine Ibarra, Pharm.D., and Lilit Smith, Pharm.D., MBA, have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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