Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dinner and Program
Demere Center for Living
6000 Business Center Drive
Savannah, GA 31405
Jennifer Fournier, APRN-CNS, MSN, ACNS-BC, AOCN, CHPN
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion
Suzy Buelvas, M.Ed.
Anderson Cancer Institute
Continuing Education Information:
Goal: To educate oncology nurses and social workers on the current tools and uses for psychosocial distress assessment with cancer patients.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Define distress in cancer patients and identify factors that increase patient's risk for distress
- Describe screening methods and tools used to aid in the assessment and identification of distress in blood cancer patients
- Identify challenges and solutions in the implementation of distress screening in clinical practice
- Discuss interventions that may be implemented to manage distress in cancer patients, with specific examples provided for blood cancer patients
Target Audience: Oncology Nurses and social workers at all levels and licensure, and other healthcare professionals involved with the use of psychosocial distress assessment.
Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 2.0 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) provider number 1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: December 2014 - December 2017. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 2.0 CE clock hours.
Upon completion of this program and submission of the activity evaluation, a certificate of completion will be issued to you following the program.
Pre-registration for this FREE program is required. Register online here. Complimentary dinner will be provided.
For more information, to register, or for assistance for people with disabilities or grievances, please contact: Tricia Hernandez at: 404-720-7838 or Tricia.Hernandez@lls.org.
This program is presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in partnership with Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph's/Candler.