Updated content! Look to the Cancer Treatment online course for a comprehensive look at caring for patients being treated with immunotherapy drugs.
Immunotherapy, believed to be the most promising form of cancer treatment since the emergence of chemotherapy, is now being celebrated as a top advancement in cancer care. Encouraging clinical trial results involving the use of immunotherapy continue to yield more approved indications for various cancer types. Even as more agents emerge, immunotherapy drug use is expected to further expand as we move toward the future of cancer treatment.
Designed from a clinical perspective, this course educates oncology nurses and other healthcare providers on how immunotherapy drugs reprogram the immune system to identify and target cancer cells. Updated regularly, the course keeps up with the quickly evolving approvals and indications that are often released at record speed. You'll work through detailed case studies that will further address administration and care considerations for patients undergoing treatment with the various classes of immunotherapy.
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 to course content and materials for 180 days. Other resources can be downloaded for indefinite use.
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will incorporate key principles of immunotherapy into decisions related to safe and effective management of people with cancer receiving immunotherapy agents.
This course is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals caring for patients receiving immunotherapy as part of cancer treatment.
Content in this learning activity is applicable to meeting individual requirements for certification renewal through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation's Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method.
Up to 0.5 ILNA points may be applied to Disease-Related Biology OR Scientific Basis for Practice OR Symptom Management OR Treatment
No more than 4.1 total points may be claimed for the program.
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