Managing Veno-Occlusive Disease:
Optimizing Pharmacist and Nurse Collaboration to Improve Outcomes

Jointly Provided by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

FACULTY

Christopher Fausel, PharmD, MHA, BCOP
Clinical Manager, Oncology Pharmacy
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN

Karen Wolownik, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPHON
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Educator
Pediatric Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant
New York Medical Center
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Valhalla, NY

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Dr. Fausel has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Ms. Wolownik has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from Amgen, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi and Omeros.

The clinical reviewer, Lisa Holle, PharmD, has disclosed that she has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

The writer, Thomas Cook, RPh, PhD, has disclosed that he has no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this program.

Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Soboti, RPh, and Susan R. Grady, MSN, RN as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

PHARMACY
acpePostgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
UAN: 0430-9999-22-046-H01-P
Credits: 2.0 hours (0.20 ceu)

Joint Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Postgraduate Healthcare Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours. Designated for 0.75 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Published: July 28, 2022

Expires: July 28, 2023

Type of Activity: Application

Media: Internet

Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.

Estimated time to complete activity: 120 minutes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Oncology Pharmacists, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

How to Earn Credit: Pharmacists

During the period July 28, 2022 to July 28, 2023, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) view the educational activity; and 3) complete the posttest and evaluation form directly after the activity within a maximum of 60 days of participating in the activity. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on the Grade Exam button at the bottom of the page. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit: Nurses

In order to obtain your CE certificate, please follow the steps below at the conclusion of the activity:

  1. Go to cmeuniversity.com
  2. Login or Create a New Account (will take less than 1 minute)
    1. If you receive a message when creating a new account that “the email you entered is already in use”, please click the Forgot my Username or Password link to have your Username and Password sent to you via email
    2. After logging in, you may be asked to verify/update your information; after doing so, click Save at the bottom of the page
  3. Type in 17136 at the top of the page, “Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course”, and click enter
  4. Click on the activity title when it appears
  5. Choose the type of credit you desire
  6. Complete the Post-test with a passing score of 75% or better
  7. Complete the online Evaluation
  8. Receive an immediate CE Certificate to download and/or print for your files

If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

GOAL

Provide nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists with advanced knowledge of how to optimally manage patients at risk for and with veno-occlusive disease (VOD). Thus, these important healthcare professionals will be well equipped to identify risk factors and recommend appropriate patient-specific treatments, strategies to optimally prevent and manage toxicity management, and support the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss current and emerging evidence for prevention and treatment of veno-occlusive disease (VOD)
  • Identify interventions to prevent and manage VOD
  • Develop an interprofessional practice model aimed to improve outcomes in patients at risk for and with VOD

REQUIRED COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
  • Internet Browser (Mac &/ Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), or Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this activity have not been evaluated by the FDA.