Neuro 911: Managing Neurologic Complications in Pediatric Oncology Patients (209-1)

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Thursday, September 15
Neurologic complications are common in pediatric patients with all types of malignancies. These complications can arise from the disease process itself or as a result of one of our therapies. Oncology nurses care for patients receiving multi-modal therapy with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. It is important to recognize these complications quickly and correctly. Initiating treatment quickly may reduce pain, may prevent further progression and permanent deficits.
This lecture will emphasize recognizing important clues in the neurologic history and physical examination in pediatric oncology patients. This lecture will guide the learner through the evaluation, including all laboratory and diagnostic procedures, of headache, seizures, other causes of altered mental Status and back pain. Finally, we will review the standard treatment for these conditions.
Speaker(s):
Heather Meador MSN APRN CPNP AC/PC CPHON®
CNE Hours:
.50