Thursday, April 30
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Texas Ballroom DEF
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses that are involved in the care of patients with multiple myeloma in either community or academic settings.
The overarching learning objective for the program is to educate and provide practical recommendations to nurses for optimal management and care of myeloma patients. The program’s specific learning objectives are as follows:
- Identify common treatment regimens in newly diagnosed and relapsed multiple myeloma;
- Discuss nursing management of multiple myeloma patients receiving myeloma therapeutic regimens, including effective symptom management;
- Discuss the importance of survivorship care plans and practical tools for long-term management and care of multiple myeloma patients.
After a brief introduction to the multiple myeloma disease state, the faculty will present brief HIPAA-compliant cases of multiple myeloma patients reflecting the faculty experience. The cases are intended to provide the framework for discussing:
- Nursing perspectives for new therapeutic regimens for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and relapsed disease;
- The nurse’s role in managing symptoms, adherence, shared decision-making and advocating for patients;
- Practical tools and best practice tips interwoven with the patient case stories.