i3 Health is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15824, for 1.0 contact hour.
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 (Ozaki & Bartholomew, 2012). 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 (Lee & Peterson, 2013). 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:
REQUIREMENTS FOR CREDIT
To claim your CE certificate for this activity, please complete the following steps:
Note: You must be logged in to your i3 Health account to complete the posttest and evaluation.
No prerequisites are required for this activity.
DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
i3 Health endorses the standards of the ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE that require everyone in a position to control the content of a CE activity to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that are related to the content of the CE activity. CE activities must be balanced, independent of commercial bias, and promote improvements or quality in health care. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence accepted within the medical profession.
A conflict of interest is created when individuals in a position to control the content of CE have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest, which therefore may bias their opinions and teaching. This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, stocks, or other financial benefits.
i3 Health will identify, review, and resolve all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors, or planners disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. i3 Health does not endorse any products or services.
Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE
i3 Health requires CE 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.
The information provided in this CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.