The focus for this professional development activity is on Oncologic Emergencies seen in oncology patients in the ED as a side effect of treatment or opportunistic illness resulting from their immune compromised state. This CE is designed to provide oncology specialty and non-specialty nurses with current evidence-based practice knowledge and strategies for recognizing oncologic emergencies and how to implement appropriate nursing interventions to reduce the likelihood of complications and further distress in oncology patients.
- Describe the following oncologic emergencies: superior vena cava syndrome, malignant pericardial effusions, spinal cord compression, hypercalcemia, TLS, SIADH, and febrile neutropenia.
- Describe signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment considerations of the oncologic emergencies listed in Objective 1.
- Identify key nursing interventions for the oncologic emergencies listed in Objective 1
Successful completion of learning activity:
Participants who view the recorded voice-over PowerPoint presentation in its entirety, complete the evaluation form, and pass the post-test with 80% or higher, will receive an electronic certificate via email. RNs completing the activity will receive a 1.0 contact hour of continuing education.
The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
POST TEST DIRECTIONS
COST: This CE is FREE for MNA members and $20 for non-members
POST-TEST: Complete the post-test & evaluation response form ONLINE by clicking here.
AWARDING OF CE
- Participants who achieve a minimum passing score of 80% will receive a certificate awarding 1 contact hour.
- Participants who do not achieve a passing score will have the option to gain success with the material by repeating the material and test at no additional cost.