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Caring for Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
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In this podcast episode, Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, shares clinical considerations, from a nursing perspective, on diagnosis and optimal treatment for personalizing management of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.
Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN
Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours
Physician Assistants: maximum of 0.25 hours of AAPA Category I CME credits
Released: July 14, 2021 Expiration: July 13, 2022

In this podcast episode, Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, discusses clinical considerations for diagnosis and optimal treatment selection for initial management of patients with multiple myeloma. Topics in this podcast include:

  • IMWG criteria for diagnosing smoldering and active myeloma
  • Risk stratification of smoldering myeloma with 2/20/20 criteria and active myeloma with R-ISS staging
  • Individualizing initial treatment for ASCT-ineligible myeloma
  • Selecting optimal initial treatment for ASCT-eligible myeloma

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss with patients the available data and rationale for using monoclonal antibodies and antibody–drug conjugates as well as new-generation immunomodulatory agents and proteasome inhibitors for individual patients with MM
  • Evaluate individualized treatment strategies for older patients through consideration of the available clinical data as well as risk assessment, comorbidities, and patient preferences

Acknowledgements

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Supported by educational grants from
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Oncopeptides
Sanofi Genzyme Corporation

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

Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN

Nurse Practitioner
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, Ohio

Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Karyopharm, and Sanofi.

Staff

Kristen Rosenthal, PhD

Senior Scientific Director

Kristen Rosenthal, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Shara Pantry, PhD
Shara Pantry, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Tanja Link, PhD

Editorial Contributor

Tanja Link, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Mark Christiansen, PhD, PA-C
Mark Christiansen, PA-C, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Timothy A. Quill, PhD

Associate Director, 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.
Krista Marcello

Associate Director, Educational Strategy

Krista Marcello 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.

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 activity is intended for nurses and physician assistants specializing in hematology/oncology involved in care of patients with multiple myeloma.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, confidence, and competence of nurses and other healthcare professionals to optimally care for patients with multiple myeloma.

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

Credit Designation

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 July 13, 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 July 14, 2021, through July 13, 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.

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