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Prevention and Management of Hand-Foot Syndromes

Prevention and Management of Hand-Foot Syndromes

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1 Hour

Released

July 15, 2010

Expires

July 15, 2012

Program Description

Hand-foot syndromes and hand-foot skin reactions occur in a significant number of cancer patients treated with traditional systemic chemotherapeutic agents. These disorders are becoming even more prevalent with the increasing use of novel targeted agents such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Because treatments are mainly anecdotal, prevention, early recognition, and aggressive intervention are necessary to manage these syndromes effectively and ensure that therapy is not interrupted. An educated clinician who is able to instruct patients in prevention and proper self-care is essential.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
  • Identify a novel anticancer therapy that contributes to hand-foot syndromes and hand-foot skin reactions

  • Describe the clinical presentation of hand-foot syndromes and hand-foot skin reactions

  • Explain one of the theories underlying the pathophysiology of these disorders

  • Identify a treatment modality for management of hand-foot syndromes



IMPORTANT NOTICE: When you have passed the post-test and claim credit for this course, please be sure to claim full credit. Some myCME activities allow for variable credit, but this program is not designed to allow for variable credit. All certificates will indicate the full designated contact hours.

Disclosure

The faculty:
Jia Conway, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Planners, reviewers, and staff
Fiona J. Shannon, MHS, FNP; Phyllis Arn Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAAN; Tanya Gregory, PhD; Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP
and Connie Morrison-Hoogstede, MN, ARNP, AOCNP, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Accreditor Disclosure:
The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, reviewers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by NPHF for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. NPHF is committed to providing its learners with high quality CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity does not contain discussion of any published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA .

Disclaimer
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of or imply endorsement by NPHF, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, or Haymarket Media, Inc. As this article contains only a review, participants have an implied responsibility to use this newly acquired information while also consulting other appropriate sources of information in order to gain full understanding of the topic.

Faculty

Jia Conway, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C
Oncology nurse practitioner
Cancer Care Associates of York
York, Pennsylvania.

Accredited Provider

Co-sponsored by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Haymarket Media Inc.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity is provided by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF). NPHF is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 80% or better is required. This CNE is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the posttest survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

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