Thursday, September 5

3:45–4:45 pm

Back to Basics: The ABCs of CBCs (202)

The complete blood count (CBC) is the most common test ordered on our patients. Most hematology/oncology nurses only glance briefly, however, at a patient’s CBC to determine if they meet criteria for chemotherapy administration, blood transfusion, or emergent antibiotics. Have you ever looked beyond the Hgb, PLT, and ANC and wondered what the MCV or IPF may indicate?

Speaker:
Karyn Brundige, MSN CPNP
CNE Hours
1
3:45–4:45 pm

Implementing the USP 800 Guidelines: What does it mean for pediatric nurses? (203)

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has put forth new guidelines for the handling of medications that have been deemed hazardous by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), known as USP 800. All healthcare and manufacturing institutions are mandated to implement the guidelines by December 2019.

3:45 – 4:05 pm

Paper Presentation: Education Across the Cancer Care Continuum — A Nurse-Driven, Evidence-Based Education Program for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric Oncology Patients (204-1)

Most newly diagnosed pediatric oncology patients begin their disease trajectory in the inpatient setting, but this initial hospitalization has become shorter as more care is provided in the outpatient setting. This creates a short timeframe for families to process the diagnosis, adapt to new roles, and acquire essential knowledge and care-management skills. Parents who feel inadequately prepared often struggle to care for their child at home; this might result in increased stress, poorer patient outcomes, and increased emergency department visits and readmissions.

Speaker:
Stephanie Dote, MSN RN PHN BMTCN®
CNE Hours
0.33
4:05–4:25 pm

Paper Presentation: Education Across the Cancer Care Continuum — Evidence-Based Interprofessional Palliative Care Education: Lessons for Pediatric Oncology Clinicians (204-2)

Clinician education and expertise in palliative care vary widely across pediatric oncology programs, creating disparities in accessing and delivering much-needed services to children and their families. Providing interprofessional, onsite team training, as well as institution-wide support for ongoing palliative care education, is critical to improving quality of life for pediatric oncology care recipients.

Speaker:
Sarah Green, MSN CPNP-AC
CNE Hours
1