Caring for the Radiation Oncology Patient

Nursing Education

The purpose is to provide a comprehensive review of new trends in Radiation Therapy for treating site specific cancers, treatment side effects and nursing management.

Event Information

Date & Time(s)
October 21, 2014, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Description

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose of radiation as a  cancer treatment modality
  2. Describe the treatment, side effects, and   the role of the nurse in caring for patients receiving radiation therapy for lung cancer.
  3. Describe the treatment, side effects, and   the role of the nurse in caring for patients receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.
  4. Describe the treatment, side effects, and   the role of the nurse in caring for patients receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer.
  5. Discuss early and late skin reactions related to radiation therapy.
  6. Describe an overview of uveal melanoma and management for patients receiving radiation therapy.
  7. Describe the late effects of radiation therapy in the pediatric patients with a focus on nursing implications.
  8. Discuss the role of the nurse in maximizing sexual health in the patient receiving radiation therapy for gynecologic cancers.
  9. Describe palliative radiation therapy.
  10. Describe the treatment, side effects, and   the role of the nurse in caring for patients receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
  11. Utilize case studies to review the role of the nurse in radiation oncology.
Audience

This course is designed for new and experienced nurses who care for patients receiving radiation therapy.

Credit

Contact Hours will be awarded to registered nurses who attend the program in its entirety. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Location Information

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Contact

Josephine Nappi, MA, RN
Director, Professional Development/Education

Phone
212-639-6884
Fax
212-717-3451

Registration Information

Registration Details

Registration will not be processed without payment. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email with location of program. Make check payable to Memorial Hospital, Department of Nursing.

Registration deadline is October 3, 2014.

Refund policy - A $50.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. No refund after October 3, 2014.

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