In collaboration with National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match®
Will be available soon.
Hematology-oncology and BMT nurses, hematology-oncology and BMT social workers at intermediate to advanced levels of practice, experience and licensure, transplant center coordinators, payer case managers and other allied health professionals.
Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) of older patients is increasingly used to identify underlying medical, functional and psychosocial concerns. Join Janine Overcash, PhD, GNP-BC, and Susan Fugett MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C as they share how applying CGA results can improve supportive care, treatment tolerance, and outcomes for patients with hematologic malignancies. In addition, CGA can help patients, caregivers, and health professionals have meaningful shared decision-making conversations.
The goal of this activity is to ensure that members of a multidisciplinary team have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the standards of care to their practice and healthcare setting for older adults with hematologic malignancies.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the role of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) for older adults with hematologic malignancies
- Implement supportive care strategies based on the CGA to improve and optimize patient health status
- Apply evidence-based interventions to proactively address psychosocial, financial and quality of life concerns
- Provide information to address the resource needs of older patients and their caregivers
Janine Overcash, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FAAN
Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship
The Ohio State University
College of Nursing
Susan Fugett, MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C,CSW-G
Clinical Oncology Social Worker
Patient Care Resource Manager and Social Work Department
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center/ The James Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jointly provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the National Marrow Donor Program/Be the Match®.