32nd Annual Oncology Nurses Symposium

Venue: Hilton San Diego Resort

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 07, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 10, 2012
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Course Overview
Scripps Cancer Center’s Oncology Nurses Symposium is designed for nurses dedicated to the field of hematology/oncology who practice in settings across the continuum of care. During this three and a half day conference, attendees will benefit from an intimate learning environment in which renowned faculty will present the latest in oncology care and provide practical strategies and tools to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. In addition to offering strong clinical content from leading experts, the Oncology Nurses Symposium will provide the necessary context to integrate the relevant information into practice to improve the overall quality of life of the patient. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact and network with like-minded colleagues while earning a generous amount of CE credits!

Conference Highlights
• Comprehensive presentations of the latest advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment with a strong patient care focus.
• Small group workshops allowing for additional interaction with expert faculty on pertinent topics.
• Audience Response System used for instant feedback and interactive learning.
• Multiple networking and one-on-one discussion opportunities throughout the course.
• Conference recording sent to all attendees 4-6 weeks after the conference.

Educational Objectives
After attending this activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe the current and potential utilization of genotyping directed therapy's for lung cancer patients and develop and navigate a clinical nursing practice towards genotype directed treatments for NSCLC patients.
• Analyze how culture, race and ethnicity differentially impact decision making in cancer care.
• Explore the technology of proton beam therapy and discuss nursing implications to patient care.
• Recommend evidenced based practice strategies for insertion and maintenance of Vascular Access Devices.
• Explain the role of nutrition in patient management including treatment, survivorship and end of life care.
• Examine the expanding role of Nurse Navigators and evaluate their patient outcomes.
• Formulate interventions that nurses can implement in the workplace to prevent environmental contamination and personal exposure to hazardous drugs during Chemotherapy.
• Demonstrate effective communication skills to address sexual health concerns for patients and be able to develop an assessment framework for common sexual complaints while formulating a simple treatment paradigm for common sexual problems.
• Recognize the signs of compassion fatigue and determine interventions for oncology nursing professionals.
• Communicate with patients, peers and co-workers on a more meaningful level about the cause of young adults with cancer and implement new standards of care, best practices and communication protocols.
• Assess the newest treatment strategies and genetic differences in ovarian cancer.
• Identify the physiological and emotional benefits of using laughter in the oncology setting.
• Examine the role of touch therapy in the management side effects as well as a means to improve the quality of life of the patient during treatment and recovery.
• Discuss the theory, research development, and practical implementation of Dignity Therapy.
• Evaluate the value of family history and universal tumor screening in colon cancer.
• Establish networking relationships with clinical colleagues on contemporary nursing solutions.
Target Audience
• Hematology & Oncology Nurses


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