Friday, September 4

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Preparing Patients and Families for the Off-Therapy Transition (230)

Completion of cancer-directed therapy can be an exciting time for patients and their families but may also be anxiety provoking as they face a new set of challenges and a “new normal.” Patients may be returning to school with new needs for academic accommodations or returning to the care of their primary care provider, who may have limited experience with childhood cancer survivors.

Speaker:
Emily Browne, DNP RN CPNP
CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 2:50 pm

Paper Presentation: Symptom Reporting Strategies—Examining Self-Reported Pain of School-Age Children Undergoing Treatment for Cancer Using a Game-Based App (231-1)

The goal of this presentation is to describe the daily pain experiences reported by 19 school-age children with cancer participating in a trial of a game-based symptom assessment app. We will discuss the prevalence of pain and how participants elected to communicate their pain within the app, using child-centric rating scales, an avatar to localize pain, and free-text responses.

Speaker:
Katherine Bernier Carney, PhD RN
CNE Hours
0.33
2:50 – 3:10 pm

Paper Presentation: Symptom Reporting Strategies—Perceived Usefulness and User Satisfaction of Electronic and Paper-and-Pencil Symptom Tracking Diaries for Young Children with Cancer: Parent Perspectives (231-2)

"Because much of the cancer care for young children occurs in the outpatient setting, parents have the responsibility of identifying and responding to the child’s symptoms at home. Having a tool that parents could use to record their child's daily symptoms could help to provide insight into the symptoms the child is experiencing. Although multiple resources have been developed to support symptom tracking, ensuring usability is key.

Speaker:
Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh, PhD RN
CNE Hours
0.33
3:10–3:30 pm

Paper Presentation: Symptom Reporting Strategies—Patient and Parent Experiences of Cancer Symptoms as Assessed by the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale for Children (231-3)

Treatment for childhood cancer is associated with symptoms that contribute to poorer psychological and physical functioning and decreased quality of life. Symptom assessment scales have been used to identify the prevalence, severity, and distress related to cancer treatment.

Speaker:
Melody Hellsten, DNP APRN PPCNP-BC CHPPN
CNE Hours
0.34