Nursing Management of Oral Mucositis Course is organized by i3 Health and will be held from Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 24, 2019. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.
Target Audience :
Oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.
Oral mucositis (OM) is the inflammation of oral mucosa resulting from cancer therapy and manifesting as atrophy, swelling, erythema, and ulceration (Raber-Durlacher et al, 2010). Patients with OM may experience moderate to severe pain, sensation changes, difficulty talking and/or swallowing, xerostomia, and ulcers that bleed or are covered by a white pseudomembrane (Eilers & Million, 2011). Many patients cite OM as the most debilitating and disturbing side effect of their treatment.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• List the clinical consequences of mucositis in patients with cancer
• Describe the pathogenesis of oral mucositis
• Select appropriate scales for grading the severity of mucositis and instruments for measuring symptom distress
• Describe the standards of care for oral mucositis as defined in the updated guidelines from the Multinational • Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and the International Society for Oral Oncology
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.