Case Studies in Multiple Myeloma:
Best Practices in Patient Care and Symptom Management for Nurses

About the Symposium:

This engaging case-based 1.5 CNE learning opportunity is intended for oncology nurses who care for multiple myeloma patients.  The faculty consisting of four highly experienced nurses will guide you through the practical aspects of multiple myeloma nursing care, emphasizing the nurse’s role as patient manager, advocate, and educator. Symptom management and nursing implications of recently approved and upcoming myeloma therapies, as well as the latest myeloma diagnostic criteria and testing, will be discussed.

The Satellite Symposium is being held at the Oncology Nursing Society 42nd Annual Congress:

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 1:45 PM
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Room: Centennial A-E

Statement of Educational Need:

The clinical treatment of multiple myeloma is rapidly changing: 4 new myeloma drugs were approved in 2015 by the FDA. In addition, label changes have transformed the clinical use of existing medications. Given these rapid changes in myeloma treatment and practice patterns, it is more essential than ever to educate nurses to enable optimal care for myeloma patients. Nurse education on symptom management for recently approved myeloma therapies is needed. Education on the latest diagnostic testing and its implications for myeloma patients is necessary, so that nurses can explain these concepts to their patients. Best practices and strategies for improving multidisciplinary patient care are increasingly important given changing practice patterns.

Learning Goal and Objectives:

The overarching learning objective for the program is to educate and provide practical recommendations to nurses for optimal management and care of myeloma patients.

  • Identify newly approved therapies and common combination regimens in multiple myeloma
  • Apply best practice in management of multiple myeloma patients receiving newly approved therapies and combination regimens
  • Discuss survivorship care plans and practical tools for long-term management and care of multiple myeloma patients
  • Express the key role nurses play in advocating for their multiple myeloma patients and their caregivers

Case-based Presentations:

Brief cases of multiple myeloma patients provide the rationale for discussing the concepts relating to the learning goal and objectives:

  • The cases span the multiple myeloma disease state from smoldering multiple myeloma, newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and relapsed disease
  • The nurses role in managing symptoms, adherence, shared decision-making and advocating for their patients is emphasized
  • Practical tools and best practice tips are interwoven with the patient case stories

Target Audience:

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses in either community or academic settings that are involved in the care of patients with multiple myeloma.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:

It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, the Annenberg Center identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by the Annenberg Center to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Nursing Credit:

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 1.5 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, the designated educational division within Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC), is nationally and regionally accredited through 11 separate accrediting bodies, including continuously since 1982 from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). In July 2016, the ACCME awarded the Annenberg Center Accreditation with Commendation, which confers a 6-year term of accreditation. The Annenberg Center is also accredited to award continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Fee Information:

There is no fee for this educational activity.

ONS Disclaimer:

Meeting space has been assigned to provide the Symposia, supported by the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) via an educational grant, during the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) 42nd Annual Congress, May 4-May 7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Oncology Nursing Society’s assignment of meeting space does not imply product endorsement.

In accordance with accreditation requirements, this program will be certified through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center and IMF for ANCC contact hours.

This activity is supported by educational grants from:
Takeda Oncology, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Celgene Corporation, and Bristol-Myers Squibb