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Recognizing and Treating Oncologic Emergencies in the Cancer Patient: What Does the Nurse Need to Know?

Recognizing and Treating Oncologic Emergencies in the Cancer Patient: What Does the Nurse Need to Know?

Friday, April 12, 2019

Pre-Registration is now Closed.

Dessert and Registration: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Scientific Session: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anaheim Marriott
Platinum Ballroom 1-3, Lobby Level
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802


Response to oncologic emergencies is a critical component of patient care, and continued research has the potential to improve responses and outcomes. This symposium will feature an expert panel of oncology nursing specialists who will highlight best practices in identifying patients at risk of oncologic emergencies, strategies to recognize and treat associated symptoms, and applications of nursing management strategies across a continuum of care. In addition, our panel will review recent clinical trial data for the prevention and management of oncolytic emergencies. Topics for discussion will include tumor lysis syndrome, febrile neutropenia, venous thromboembolism, hyperkalemia, and other oncologic emergencies. An emphasis on case studies and audience participation throughout the program will assist in the integration of cutting-edge data and guideline-based care into the plan of care for your patients.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear expert perspectives on up-to-date strategies for monitoring and managing oncologic emergencies.
  • Engage in case-focused analyses of best practices to identify optimal treatments for your patients with oncologic emergencies.
  • Review the spectrum of oncologic emergencies your patients may face to improve early recognition and treatment.
  • Learn about recent clinical trial data with the potential to change treatment paradigms in the management of oncologic emergencies.

Target Audience

This educational program is directed toward physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Describe the pathophysiologic characteristics of oncologic emergencies, including serious infections, tumor lysis syndrome, electrolyte disturbances, and venous thromboembolism. 
  • Discuss strategies for management of oncologic emergencies, including guideline-directed evidence-based recommendations for minimizing morbidity and mortality risk in patients with oncologic emergencies.
  • Identify top-line clinical trial results supporting use of specific interventions in the management of patients with oncologic emergencies.
  • Determine the value of nursing interventions in oncologic emergencies, including use of appropriate monitoring strategies, guideline-based treatment, and supportive care approaches among patients at risk of oncologic emergencies.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

Program Chair

Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, OH

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