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Wednesday, April 27

1:00pm CDT

Cancer at the Two Ends of the Life Span

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer have unique needs that must be addressed to ensure that optimal care is provided as they move through the diagnostic, treatment, and survivorship trajectory. How can you provide care in a culturally-appropriate way for AYAs? How do you deal with the developmental demands of patients who are "too young" to have cancer and who have little to no experience of illness due to their age? At the other end of the spectrum, how can you provide exemplary care to geriatric patients with a number of age-related comorbidities? How can you involve their adult children who have their own age-related illnesses, often including their own cancer diagnoses? Listen as two experts in these diverse populations will educate, challenge, and identify gaps in knowledge and existing evidence.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration. 

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Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Manitoba
Dr. Anne Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and CNS at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba.She is the author of ten books about cancer and sexuality... Read More →


Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing

Wednesday April 27, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

Cancer and Emergency Medicine: A Unified and Evidence-Based Approach to Emergency Care
What acute events bring your patients with cancer to the emergency department (ED)? How do we adequately triage and manage patients with cancer in busy EDs with competing critically ill patients? What models of care can potentially minimize cancer-related emergencies? Discuss the who and why around ED use among patients with cancer, the gaps in cancer care guidelines in the ED, and examples of emerging models of emergency care. You’ll explore the role of the oncology nurse in clinical and translational research to improve the outcomes of patients requiring emergency services.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-The James
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Nonniekaye Shelburne

Program Director, National Cancer Institute
Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN® is a Program Director in the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB) of the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Her focus includes epidemiology research... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Friday, April 29

9:45am CDT

Assessing and Preventing Critical Situations

While oncologic complications of disease and treatment are common in the acute care oncology setting, many can be avoided with careful monitoring and early intervention. Review a model for anticipating and monitoring complications of disease and treatment. Through case-based examples, you’ll identify conditions, such as sepsis, cardiac rhythm, and hemorrhagic cystitis, in which nurse-sensitive outcomes can influence the patient’s experience. Discover the risk groups, prevention strategies, and early intervention required for a quick response. 

Sponsored by the Critical Care Special Interest Group 


Cynthia Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN®, FAAN

Professor, Augusta University
research, vascular access devices, lung cancer respiratory symptoms, critical care oncology, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.

Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3
  Clinical Practice Track
Saturday, April 30

9:45am CDT

Grand Rounds: Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) and Unique Blood Product Requirements

When administering blood products is an everyday occurrence, nurses need to be aware of the potential risks and adverse outcomes of transfusions. Understand the difference between and treatment requirements of a potential transfusion-associated circulatory overload and transfusion-related acute lung injury as well as other adverse reactions. What does the evidence show regarding thresholds of transfusing blood products? What is the importance of understanding the need for irradiated, CMV-negative, or washed products? You’ll see an APL patient in disseminated intravascular coagulopathy requiring multiple blood products to gain knowledge on how you can recognize and manage adverse events of blood product administration. 

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Nicole Draper, MD

Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Services, University of Colorado Hospital

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3