Statement of Need
New treatment options for multiple myeloma (MM) have led to improvements in response rates and patient survival. Many of these therapeutic advances are associated with potentially serious toxicities, which though manageable, may interfere with medication adherence and affect patient outcomes. It is essential that oncology nurses who manage patients with MM have current and appropriate knowledge about newer therapeutic regimens and their associated adverse effects so that they can effectively provide education to their patients.
This interactive activity presents the case of Eleanor, a 76-year-old woman with newly diagnosed MM. At various steps in the case, participants hear perspectives from the patient, her spouse, and the clinicians who are providing her care. This activity examines diagnostic and prognostic criteria, novel agents and combinations of therapy, management of treatment-related toxicities, and education and counseling of patients with MM.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, advanced oncology certified nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with MM.
The Internet was selected as the instructional format to accommodate the learning preferences of a significant portion of the target audience.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Develop treatment plans that incorporate the latest agents and clinical findings in MM
- Create management plans to minimize the impact of treatment-related side effects
- Educate and counsel patients about MM diagnosis and current treatment options, as well as their related side effects
CE for Nurses
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Center for Professional Development and Outreach, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
Iowa Provider Number: 350
This activity has been planned and implemented using the educational design criteria of the ANCC Commission on Accreditation through the joint providership of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Center for Professional Development and Outreach and the other providers; 0.50 ANCC Contact Hours (0.60 Iowa) will be awarded for participation in this activity.
Tiffany A. Richards, MS, ANP, AOCNP
Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Joseph D. Tariman, PhD, APRN, BC
Advanced Practice Nurse
Northwestern University Myeloma Program
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Center for Professional Development and Outreach to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor at all individually or jointly provided educational programs. All individuals who are in a position to influence the content of an educational activity are required to disclose all relevant (occurring within the past 12 months) financial, professional, and personal relationships with commercial interests relating to the topics of this educational activity in order to allow School of Nursing, Center for Professional Development and Outreach staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity. For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below.
Tiffany A. Richards, MS, ANP, AOCNP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Consultant, Honorarium Celgene, Millennium
Joseph D. Tariman, PhD, APRN, BC, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Speakers' Bureau, Honorarium Celgene, Millennium
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Center for Professional Development and Outreach
Carmella Glover, MSN, RN, Senior Outreach Specialist, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Curatio CME Institute
Shari J. Dermer, PhD, Director, Scientific Services, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Denise C. LaTemple, PhD, President, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Jonathan S. Simmons, ELS, Senior Managing Editor, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
The information presented at this activity is for continuing nursing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the professional judgment of a nurse regarding management of a specific patient’s medical condition.
Unapproved Product Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Curatio CME Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Center for Professional Development and Outreach, and Celgene do not recommend the use of any agent outside the labeled indications.
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METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:
The estimated completion time is 30 minutes.
There are no fees for participating in this CE activity. To receive credit during the period May 10, 2012 to May 10, 2013, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section.
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WINDOWS PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
266-MHz Pentium II; Windows 98 or higher; 64 MB RAM; 800 x 600 screen resolution
set for “High Color (16-Bit)”; Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher.
MACINTOSH® SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Power Mac g3 at 300 MHz; System 8.5 or higher (excluding Mac OSX); 96 MB RAM; 20
MB minimum hard disk space available; 800 x 600 screen resolution set to “Thousands
of Colors”; Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher.