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Managing Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Nursing Implications

In this podcast episode, Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN, discusses management strategies for lower-risk myelodysplastic syndrome with a focus on the nursing perspective.
Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN
Released: December 22, 2021 Expiration: No longer available for credit

In this podcast episode,  Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN, discusses management strategies for lower-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with a focus on the nursing perspective. Topics include

  • Risk scoring and treatment algorithms
  • Current and ongoing clinical trials in the lower-risk MDS setting
  • Adverse event profiles of current treatment options
  • Nursing considerations for managing a patient with lower-risk MDS

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Evaluate emerging treatment options for the management of patients with low-risk, intermediate-risk, or high-risk MDS
  • Manage MDS-related anemia through the use of novel agents

Information on this Educational Activity

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Faculty

Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN

Associate Professor
School of Nursing
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN, has disclosed that she has received funds for research support from Jazz.

Staff

Marie N. Becker, PhD

Scientific Director

Marie Becker, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Gordon Kelley

Senior Clinical Editor

Gordon Kelley has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Shara Pantry, PhD

Associate Scientific Director

Shara Pantry, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Timothy A. Quill, PhD

Vice President, Scientific Services

Timothy A. Quill, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
June Wasserstrom

Director, CME Program Development

June Wasserstrom has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Kevin Obholz, PhD

Senior Director, Educational Strategy

Kevin Obholz, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Daniel Thibodeau, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA

Editorial Contributor

Dan Thibodeau, PA-C, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience

This educational program is intended for nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals specializing in hematology/oncology involved in the care of patients with MDS.

Goal

The goal of this program is to improve the knowledge, confidence, and competence of nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals to optimally care for patients with MDS.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hours.

Physician Assistant Continuing Medical Education

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 21, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.25 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from December 22, 2021, through December 21, 2022:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Acknowledgements

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