12:35 – 12:55 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—The Influence of Health Seeking Behavior on the Health Literacy of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease (214-2)

Between 94% and 98% of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are living to age 18 years and beyond. However, patients with SCD experience significant morbidity and mortality after they transfer from pediatric care to adult care. One hypothesis is that health literacy plays a role in the transition of children with SCD from pediatric care to adult care.

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Speaker:
Elizabeth Perry Caldwell, PhD RN
Libby Rosonet, MSN RN CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
12:15 – 12:35 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—The Effect of Integrative Therapies on Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients (214-1)

This session will discuss the significance of providing nonpharmacological interventions to patients using integrative therapies. The literature indicates integrative therapies are gaining popularity in hospital settings and have positive effects on patients. Understanding the impact of integrative therapies will inspire nurses to incorporate integrative principles into their own nursing practices.

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Speaker:
Margaret Brill Conway, RN BSN RYT-500 CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
3:50 – 4:10 pm Wednesday, September 2

Paper Presentation: Symptoms Across the Cancer Continuum—Symptoms and Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents Receiving Cellular Therapies (209-2)

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy are potentially curative therapies for children with life-threatening conditions but can result in a high symptom burden and poor quality of life (QoL).

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Speaker:
Jessica Ward, PhD MPH CPNP RN
CNE Hours
0.33
3:30 – 4:30 pm Wednesday, September 2

Same Chorus, Different Tune: Interactive Teaching Techniques for Chemotherapy-Biotherapy Instructors (208)

The Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program Committee is committed to the ongoing support of more than 550-course instructors as they continue to adapt to the content and lectures of the 4th edition curriculum.

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Speaker:
Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP-AC/PC CPHON®
Michael Hans, MS BSN RN NPD-BC CPON®
Kristin Belderson, DNP RN NPD-BC CPON®
Joy Hesselgrave, MSN RN CHPPN CPON®
Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®
Joan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®
CNE Hours
1
10:45 – 11:45 am Wednesday, September 2

Promoting Well-Being and Resilience for Pediatric Oncology Advanced Practice Nurses: An Evidence-Based Approach (204)

Occupational burnout adversely impacts the delivery of high-quality, compassionate care. Pediatric oncology advanced practice nurses (APNs) are at increased risk for burnout attributed to a high-stress environment, and the complexity of patient/family conditions. In 2019, the World Health Organization recognized burnout as an occupational phenomenon in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases.

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Speaker:
Sarah Green, DNP CPNP-AC
CNE Hours
1
11:15 – 11:45 am Wednesday, September 2

Reducing Preventable Harm: Quality Improvement Strategies to Reduce Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Medication Administration Errors (203-2)

Medication administration errors (MAE) are among the most common adverse events causing patients during treatment. These events are nearly always preventable. Although any MAE is problematic, patients treated with chemotherapy and biotherapy agents are at risk for significant harm due to the inherent hazards of the medications and the complexity of treatment protocols.

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Speaker:
Mindy Bibart, MSN RN  NE-BC CSSBB CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.5
10:45 – 11:45 am Wednesday, September 2

What Every Nurse Needs to Know About Drug Shortages (202)

Shortages of essential drugs can have a significant impact on the health of children worldwide. In pediatric oncology, drug shortages are particularly impactful. Childhood cancer treatment relies heavily on the use of sterile injectable generic agents, which make up the majority of scarce medications.

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Speaker:
Dyane Bunnell, MSN APRN AOCNS CPON®
Susie Burke, MA BSN CPNP CPHON®
Michele Casey, MN NP RN
Caity Hubrig, BSN RN CPN CPHON®
CNE Hours
1

Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course (001)

The APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course is designed for any nurse who has completed the provider course and meets the qualifications to be trained to teach the course. This course provides general instruction in adult education, guidance in the planning of lectures based on the APHON program content, and instruction in administering the provider exam. Upon successful completion, nurses return to their institutions as recognized APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructors who can provide ongoing instruction and education to other registered nurses.

Prerequisites are necessary to be accepted into this course*. This course is an extra-fee event that is open to nurses who: 

  • is a licensed registered nurse
  • is a current APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider
  • is an APHON member*
  • has two years of clinical experience
  • is a current Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON®) or Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse (CPHON®)
  • has a bachelor's degree or higher (preferred)

 

*Note that the eligibility of each registrant will be verified. APHON reserves the right to cancel the registration of any participant that does not meet the above criteria. APHON will issue a refund if a registrant does not meet all of the eligibility criteria. All registrations must be received by Monday, August 24, for this course. This course is limited to 75 participants. Applications will be handled on a first-come, first-served base. 

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Speaker:

Kristin Belderson, DNP RN-BC CPON®
Michael Hans, MS BSN RN-BC CPON®
Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP-AC/PC CPHON®
Mary Lynn Rae, MSN RN CPHON®
Anne Marie Sterk, MSN RN CPON®

 

 

Fee
$450 for APHON Members Only
CNE Hours
6.25
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