Scripps Cancer Center Basic Oncology Class

Course Description

This day-long course is designed for clinical staff caring for patients with cancer. The
course is appropriate for nurses who are new to cancer nursing or who would like a review. The content provides a basic overview of cancer; defining cancer, the treatment and potential side effects of treatment, as well as, complications associated with cancer itself. Nursing care specific to high risk complications is highlighted. In addition, psychosocial issues in Cancer Care are discussed.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss cancer cell biology and mechanisms of metastasis
  • Identify the treatment modalities for cancer
  • Explain the goals of cancer therapy
  • Describe myelosuppression and the care of patients with myelosuppression
  • Discuss pain assessment and management in cancer care
  • Identify signs and symptoms of electrolyte imbalance in cancer patients
  • Describe common oncologic emergencies
  • Identify key nursing assessment considerations when caring for cancer patients
  • Discuss psychosocial assessment and interventions in cancer care

Continuing Education Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number
CEP 15199 for 7 contact hours. No partial credit will be given.

Registration Deadline July 9, 2014

Cancellation/Refund Policy

No refunds provided after July 9, 2014

9444 Farnham Street, Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92123
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Date Time
Thu, Jul 17th, 2014 - Thu, Jul 17th, 2014 8 am - 4:30 pm