MCI-MSK Radiation Oncology: Improving Care and Outcomes for the Oncology Patient Receiving Radiation Therapy: Strategies for Treatment, Management and Patient Education

Miami, FL US
February 10, 2018

Knowing what to expect and how to manage radiation side effects improves the patient’s perception of care and supports patient engagement, patient- and family-centered care, and patient compliance, all of which support the achievement of optimal care outcomes. This program will provide the foundation for healthcare providers to successfully educate patients and their families about management of the short and long term side effects of radiation treatment and strategies to improve quality of life during and after treatment. The focus will be on the care of patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the lung, head and neck, breast, prostate and central nervous system and for gynecologic cancers.

Target Audience

Oncology Nurses, Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Hematology Oncologists, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Radiation Technologists, Patient Navigators and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Educate patients and their families regarding the short and long term side effects of radiation, and convey strategies to improve the patient's quality of life.
  • Examine the role of radiation therapy as a cancer treatment modality.
  • Describe the treatment for patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the lung, head and neck, breast, prostate and central nervous system and for gynecologic cancers.
  • Recognize and manage the side effects of radiation treatment for these types of cancers including early and late skin reactions.
  • Describe the healthcare providers’ roles in caring for patients receiving radiation therapy.
  • Recognize and treat the late effects of radiation therapy in pediatric patients with a focus on complications.
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 7.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 7.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 7.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 7.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 7.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 7.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/27/2017
Course expires: 
03/31/2018
Event starts: 
02/10/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
02/10/2018 - 4:30pm
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7:30 – 8:00 am

Registration

8:00 – 8:10 am

Welcome

8:10 – 8:45 am

Principles of Radiation Therapy

8:45-9:30 am

Care of the Breast Cancer Patient

9:30- 10:25 am

Care of the CNS Cancer Patient

10:25- 10:40 am

Break

10:40- 11:25 am

Care of the Prostate Cancer Patient

11:25- 12:10 pm

Care of the Head & Neck Cancer Patient

12:10 – 1:10 pm

Lunch

1:10-1:55 pm

Care of the GYN Cancer Patient

1:55 -2:40 pm

Care of the Lung Cancer Patient

2:40 – 2:55 pm

Break

2:55 – 3:40 pm

Late effects of Radiation Therapy in Pediatric population

3:40– 4:20 pm

Skin Care:

Role of a Treatment Nurse

4:20 – 4:30 pm

Review

Baptist Hospital
8900 N. Kendall Dr
Auditorium, 3 South
Miami, FL 33176
United States
+1 (305) 671-2690
 

Catherine Hydzik, M.S., CNS, AOCN
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Catherine Hydzik, M.S., CNS, AOCN indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Keri Wagner, R.N., NP-C, OCN
Radiation Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Keri Wagner, R.N., NP-C, OCN indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Minesh Mehta, M.D., has indicated that he has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.  He is a consultant for INSYS, Remedy, IBA, OncoCeutics, Astra-Zeneca and Monteris.  He will not include off-label usage in any discussions.

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

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 7 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-633282, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 7 credits for Nursing and Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacy, Respiratory Care (personal growth). Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 7.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 7.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 7.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 7.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 7.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 7.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/27/2017
Course expires: 
03/31/2018
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