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Educating Patients About First-Line Treatment Options for Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma
Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Virginia Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discuss their approach to conversations with patients and families regarding first-line therapy for advanced renal-cell carcinoma. They also describe what resources they share with patients to help them after the initial consultation.
Advanced Care Practitioners Take a Lead in Improving Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction for Cancer Patients
Maintaining quality of life for cancer patients means different things to different cancer patients. However, the conversation starts with helping patients manage their expectations regarding their therapy and how it will impact their quality of life. Please join Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN, Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Virginia Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, as they examine the many ways that they collaborate with their oncology team colleagues to assess and review how an individual patient’s treatment regimen is influencing that patient’s quality of life.
Talking to Cancer Patients About Combination Chemotherapy
The practice of using combinations of drugs in chemotherapy is not new and continues to evolve to include immune checkpoint inhibitors. Drug combinations can be more effective than single-agent therapy and may also reduce the risk of developing resistance. However, combining multiple drugs may increase the risk of drug interactions. Please join Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN, Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Virginia Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, as they discuss how they have a conversation with their patients about the benefits and risks of using drug combinations in anticancer therapy.
Advanced Care Practitioners Have Best Practices to Help Patients Be Compliant with Their Chemotherapy
Although chemotherapy is effective in combating cancer, its full benefits are often not realized because many patients do not take their medications as prescribed. There are many factors that contribute to poor medication adherence, including communication barriers, adverse events, and factors that are related to the therapy, such as prescription of complex drug regimens. Because barriers to medication adherence are complex and varied, solutions to improve adherence must also be multifactorial. Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN, Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Virginia Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discuss their best practices to help patients adhere to their chemotherapy regimens.
Caring for the Caregiver in NSCLC
Helping the patient’s caregiver understand their role in the NSCLC patient’s journey
Common Questions from NSCLC Patients and Their Caregivers
Psychosocial Support for the NSCLC Patient
Educating NSCLC Patients on Adverse Event Management
Patient Education Is a Critical Role for the Nurse Navigator and Advanced Care Practitioner
There are currently many online and print resources that you can use to help fulfill your patients’ educational needs. However, nurse navigators and advanced care practitioners can also call upon their training and experience to help patients better understand what they are about to undergo. Please join Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN; Virginia Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP; and Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, as they discuss their best practices for helping patients understand their diagnosis, treatment options, and potential adverse events.
Combination Therapy in Renal-Cell Carcinoma and Quality of Life
Combination therapy continues to evolve in the renal-cell carcinoma space. However, along with improved efficacy come the tests of adverse events and their impact on quality of life. Please join Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN, Virginia Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, and Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, as they discuss the ways in which drug combinations improve outcomes but also present their own set of challenges for patients’ quality of life.
The Impact of New Driver Mutations on Treatment of NSCLC
Identification of new actionable targets and driver mutations have revolutionized the treatment of NSCLC
Educating Patients About the Need to Wait for Biomarker Test Results
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