Clinical Conversations in Multiple Myeloma Patient Management

Clinical Conversations in Multiple Myeloma Patient Management

Release date: November 2010
Expiration date: November 30, 2012
Estimated time to complete activity: 1.5 hours

Jointly sponsored by Curatio CME Institute, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education in Nursing

Support for this activity has been provided through educational grants from Celgene, Centocor Ortho Biotech, and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.

Hardware/Software Requirements

  •  Javascript-enabled browser
  •  Active Internet connection
  •  Adobe Flash Player Plugin 8.0+

Statement of Need
Treatment options for patients with multiple myeloma are changing for all stages of the disease. Clinical data emerging from trials with newly introduced agents and new classes of agents indicate superior response rates, most notably complete response rates, and improved survival over traditional chemotherapy regimens. The rapidly evolving nature of treatment advances for multiple myeloma, coupled with the ongoing need to manage comorbidities and adverse effects of therapy, magnify the challenge to health care providers of delivering patient-tailored therapy. Oncology nurses who manage patients with multiple myeloma must be able to apply clinical data to complex, case-based scenarios, such as determining the appropriate course of action for patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who experience disease- and treatment-related side effects.

Activity Overview
This activity is designed to provide oncology nurses with practice-changing information and skills that may minimize treatment- and disease-related complications in patients with multiple myeloma so as to limit dose-reductions or treatment discontinuations. The activity presents a series of video segments featuring clinical conversations on multiple myeloma that address practical, individualized management strategies for oncology nurses.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the tests used to diagnose multiple myeloma
  • Evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of treatments for newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory myeloma patients
  • Describe the potential side effects with therapies for newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients
  • Outline an optimal care plan for myeloma patients experiencing treatment-related side effects and disease-related complications

 

Faculty
Tiffany Richards, RN, ANP-BC, NS
Nurse Practitioner
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Regina A. Swift, RN
Clinical Nurse Manager
James R. Berenson, MD, Inc.
West Hollywood, California

Accreditation Statement
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Iowa Provider Number: 350

Credit Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented using the educational design criteria of the ANCC’s Commission on Accreditation through the joint providership of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education in Nursing and the other providers; 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours (1.8 Iowa) will be awarded for successful completion of this activity based on documented participation and attainment of minimum score of 70% on posttest. Awarding of contact hours does not imply product endorsement.

Method of Participation
The estimated completion time is 90 minutes.

There are no fees for participating in this CE activity. To receive credit during the period November 2010 to November 30, 2012, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, and (3) complete the posttest and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section. No credit will be given after November 30, 2012.

Please e-mail any questions to cmeinfo@curatiocme.com.

Medium
The Internet was selected as the instructional format to accommodate the learning preferences of a significant portion of the target audience.

Disclosure
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education in Nursing to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor at all individually or jointly provided educational programs. All individuals who are in a position to influence the content of an educational activity are required to disclose all relevant (occurring within the past 12 months) financial, professional, and personal relationships with commercial interests relating to the topics of this educational activity in order to allow Continuing Education in Nursing staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity. For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below.

Tiffany A. Richards, RN, ANP-BC, MS, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:

Consultant, Honorarium Millennium, Celgene

Ms. Richards discusses the unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product.

Regina A. Swift, RN, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:

Advisory Board/Consultant Novartis, Millennium
Honorarium Novartis, Millennium

Ms. Swift discusses the unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Anne Quinn Young, MPH, Vice President, Communications, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education in Nursing
LeaRae Galarowicz, MS, RN-BC, Clinical Professor and Director, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Patricia Trapp, RN, MAE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Curatio CME Institute
Denise C. LaTemple, PhD, President, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Jonathan S. Simmons, ELS, Managing Editor, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Thomas Finnegan, PhD, Associate Medical Director, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Disclaimer
The information presented at this activity is for continuing nursing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the professional judgment of a nurse regarding management of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Unapproved Product Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Curatio CME Institute, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education in Nursing, Celgene, Centocor Ortho Biotech, and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company do not recommend the use of any agent outside the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Curatio CME Institute, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education in Nursing, Celgene, Centocor Ortho Biotech, and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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