Symptom Management—Oncology APN

6.98
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Description

Get a complete overview of managing the common side effects of cancer treatment you’ll have to treat as an oncology APN. The Symptom Management—Oncology APN online course addresses the specific needs of oncology APNs related to managing symptoms and responding to oncologic emergencies. This course is designed for advanced practice nurses with some experience in oncology.

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 six months.

Course Topics

  • Side Effect and Symptom Management: protective agents, hematologic toxicities, gastrointestinal toxicities, cardiac toxicity, pulmonary toxicity, skin toxicity, bone effects, peripheral neuropathy, cognitive impairment, fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, sexual alterations, lymphedema, ascites
  • Oncologic Emergencies: metabolic oncologic emergencies (hypercalcemia, SIAHS, TLS, DIC, sepsis and septic shock, hypersensitivity reaction), structural oncologic emergencies (superior vena cava syndrome, spinal cord compression, cardiac tamponade, increased intracranial pressure)

This course is included in the AOCNS® and AOCNP® Certification Review Bundles. It is a recommended course if you are studying for your certification exam or are renewing your certification via the ILNA option. You may take this course on its own or purchase the bundle of five courses plus a practice test at a discounted rate.

AOCNP® Certification Review Bundle 

AOCNS® Certification Review Bundle

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of disease- and treatment-related effects in patients with cancer by achieving at least 80% on the post-test.

Target Audience

This course is designed for APNs with oncology experience who want to increase their knowledge about critical components of the APN role in cancer care. This course is also appropriate for APNs preparing for advanced oncology certification or renewal via ILNA renewal points.

ILNA Breakdown

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 6.98 ILNA points may be applied to Professional Practice OR Scientific Basis for Practice OR Symptom Management OR Treatment.

No more than 6.98 total points may be claimed for the program.

Learning Objectives

  • Define laboratory parameters, diagnostic factors, and monitoring related to specific treatment toxicities.
  • Formulate symptom management strategies for patients experiencing treatment effects.
  • List the components of APN assessment in cases of suspected structural and metabolic oncologic emergencies.
  • Identify appropriate preventive and management strategies for the oncology APN to initiate for structural and metabolic oncologic emergencies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course offer pharmacology content?

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

Technical Requirements

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