Foundations of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (214)

11:30 am–12:30 pm Friday, September 6

Pediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumors are a diverse group of tumors that together represent the most common solid tumor in children, with approximately 4,300 new cases diagnosed in the US each year. Management of children with CNS tumors requires knowledge of the unique aspects of care associated with this particular patient population beyond general oncology care.

This session will provide a basic understanding of neuro-anatomy; instructions on how to perform a quick neurology exam and identify red flags; and an understanding of the unique needs of this population during treatment, in survivorship, or at end of life. This session will also provide a general review of pediatric CNS tumors with highlights into recent changes in the classification and treatment of specific neuro-oncology diagnoses. With these foundations in pediatric neuro-oncology, nurses and advanced practice providers in pediatric oncology at any institution can feel confident in providing a high quality of care for children with CNS tumors.

Speaker(s):
Cheryl Fischer, MSN RN CPNP
CNE Hours:
1