Support for this activity has been made possible through an educational grant from Eisai.
Release date: November 30, 2015
Expiration date: July 30, 2016
Estimated time to complete: 0.5 hr.
Activity URL: www.academycme.org
Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV): Strategies for Optimizing Oncology Nursing Care is a free, case-based, online activity designed to improve the knowledge and competence of oncology nursing professionals who care for patients with or who are at risk of developing chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). As the etiology of CINV has been better defined, advances have been made in prevention and management of this common side effect. While new agents have expanded treatment options, novel agents are still needed, especially in the areas of delayed, breakthrough, and refractory symptoms, the management of nausea, and the treatment of patients who receive multiday chemotherapy. Some of these issues may be addressed by implementing new dosing strategies and regimens using currently available agents. Education is needed to increase awareness that the problem of CINV continues in many patients and to improve knowledge about available treatments and guidelines and how to apply them.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses and nurse practitioners. Other healthcare professionals may also participate
After completing this activity, learners should be better able to:
Accreditation and Credit Designation
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 0.5 contact hours. (0.5 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours)
This presentation discusses non FDA approved use of glucocorticoids, metoclopramide, olanzapine, lorazepam, alprazolam, midazolam, prochlorperazine, and haloperidol for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of Academy, or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.
Method of Participation
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