Page 17 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here Cancer Nursing, Prevention and Early Detection for the Adult Patient 12 Contact Hours Release Date: 6/13/2016 Expiration Date: 6/13/2019 Faculty Patricia Yeargin, MN, MPH, RN Patricia Yeargin, MN, MPH, RN, has worked with people with cancer for more than a decade, and has enjoyed working in many different settings and specialties as an RN and as an NP. She spent the last 11 years writing and editing information for people with cancer and their loved ones at the American Cancer Society. She obtained her Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from Georgia State University and Master’s degrees in Public Health and Adult Health Nursing from Emory University, and completed a post-Master’s program in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, also at Emory. Content reviewer Cheryl Lindy, PhD, MS, RN Audience Nurses are regarded as experts in cancer prevention, a subject that garners a great deal of attention in the media. However, cancer research is often misunderstood and media reports are often confusing. Nurses are a trusted resource, and in a unique position to correct misinformation and guide people who are looking for reliable information on cancer prevention and risk reduction. Purpose statement This course focuses on cancer prevention, early cancer detection, and nursing care of adults with cancer during and after treatment. This course is intended to help nurses provide not only cancer care, but accurate and up-to-date information as well. Learning objectives After taking this course, the nurse will be better able to: Š Š Educate patients about options for finding (or preventing) colorectal cancer and help them choose a colorectal cancer screening method that they might actually follow. Š Š Offer patients specific resources to help them quit smoking. Š Š Discuss fertility with patients before treatment to help them select effective options for fertility preservation. Š Š Discuss with patient the complications and other risks linked with smoking during cancer treatment. Š Š Help patients reduce the severity of cancer-treatment-related fatigue. Š Š Intervene to help prevent nausea and vomiting due to cytotoxic cancer drug treatment regimens. Š Š Locate information about and recognize the types of interactions that are likely to happen due to CYP enzyme system-based drug incompatibilities. Š Š Discuss with patients their understanding of the reasons for different types of cancer treatment, such as curative intent, control of cancer growth, and palliative or comfort treatments. Š Š Recognize symptoms suspicious of neutropenic (necrotizing) enterocolitis. Š Š Make patients aware of possible time limitations on the availability of their medical records, which may be needed at a later date. How to receive credit ● ● Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 12-hour commitment of time. ● ● Depending on your state requirements you will asked to complete either: ○ ○ An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity. ○ ○ A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. ● ● Provide required personal information and payment information. ● ● Complete the MANDATORY Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation. ● ● Print your Certificate of Completion. Accreditations and approvals Elite is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Individual state nursing approvals In addition to states that accept ANCC, Elite is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by: Alabama, Provider #ABNP1418 (valid through March 1, 2021); California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP15022; District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-4007; Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-4007; and Kentucky Board of Nursing, Provider # 7-0076 (valid through December 31, 2019). Activity director June D. Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN, Lead Nurse Planner