STATEMENT OF NEED
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common and potentially life-threatening complication in patients with cancer. There are two main types of VTE: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE), which can cause right heart failure, cardiopulmonary collapse, and death (NCCN, 2021). Patients who develop PE require hospitalization, increased oxygen requirements, and the need for temporary and/or long-term anticoagulation. These complications, in turn, lead to delays in receipt of cancer therapy, an increased risk for VTE recurrence, increased risk of morbidity and mortality, decreased quality of life, and increased health care costs (Qdaisat et al, 2020; Chuang et al, 2019). Early identification of ambulatory chemotherapy patients at high risk for VTE will help the health care team to prescribe prophylaxis in a timely and appropriate manner, avoid use when inappropriate, and ultimately reduce the number of patients who experience VTE during their cancer treatment.
Nurses, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
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A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned by learners who successfully complete this NCPD activity.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15824, for 1.0 contact hour.
The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.
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OCN®, CPHON®, CBCN®, AOCNP®, AOCNS®, and BMTCN® renewal candidates may apply 1 ILNA point toward:
Please note that some of the course content applies to multiple content areas. The numerical value above indicates the maximum amount of points that can be claimed in each domain. The total amount of ILNA points claimed may not exceed the total amount of NCPD awarded from this course.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CREDIT
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TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR VIRTUAL CME | NCPD | CPE ACTIVITIES
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No prerequisites are required for this activity.
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UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE
i3 Health requires NCPD faculty to disclose to participants when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved), as well as any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty will not discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of FDA approved labeling. This information is intended solely for educational purposes and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.
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