Hematologic Cancers

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Diagnosing and treating hematologic malignancies are becoming increasingly complex. If you care for patients with blood disorders, you need a solid understanding of the diagnoses process, treatment options, and supportive care interventions to help manage your patient’s symptoms. The Hematologic Cancers online course delivers the knowledge you need for this unique patient population. The e-Book Hematologic Malignancies in Adults is included with purchase of this course.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for 180 days.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Cytogenetics
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
  • Burkitt’s Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Survivorship

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will apply principles of diagnosis and staging, treatment strategies and clinical presentation to nursing care and patient/caregiver education.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses involved in care of patients with hematologic malignancies.

You may also be interested in these ONS resources related to hematology.

ILNA Breakdown

Candidates may claim 21.98 CNE or ILNA points in any area of their choosing on the following blueprint areas: Disease-Related Biology, Professional Practice, Scientific Basis for Practice, Survivorship, Symptom Management, Treatment.

Candidates will not be able to place the 21.98 ILNA points under both categories as the number of points claimed cannot exceed the total CNE points for the offering.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of cytogenetics in the diagnosing of hematologic malignancies.
  • Identify standard treatments for hematologic malignancies.
  • Discuss at least two (2) supportive care and/or survivorship issues that patients with a hematologic malignancy face.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course offer pharmacology content?

Yes, this course contains some pharmacology content. View our estimated pharmacology content page for an estimate for this particular course.

Technical Requirements

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*Use of an earlier version will prohibit the ability to post discussions or view some materials within the course properly.

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