Occurrence and Implications of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)
Support for this activity has been made possible through educational grants from Helsinn Therapeutics and Merck.
Release date: August 14, 2017
Expiration date: August 14, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 1.0 hours
Oncology nursing professionals play a key role in the care of patients receiving chemotherapy. However, to do so, they require access to the most recent clinical information and guidance, the latest developments in CINV therapy, and expanded knowledge of CINV pathophysiology. In addition, oncology nursing professionals need continuing education focused on appropriate screening in order to better identify patients at risk of CINV before chemotherapy begins, and developing the skills to undertake a comprehensive assessment of CINV once treatment has been initiated. Studies have reported that patients’ needs are more fully met and their symptoms are better addressed when oncology nurses take a lead role in CINV management.
Beth Eaby-Sandy, MSN, CRNP, OCN®
Outpatient Thoracic Oncology Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
This activity was developed for oncology nurses and nurse practitioners that care for patients undergoing chemotherapy and experience CINV as a side effect of that treatment.
Learning Objectives/Learning Outcomes
After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:
- Review the primary pathways that result in CINV
- Describe recommended antiemetic strategies for specific types of CINV
- Anticipate patient needs with a history or risk factors for CINV
- Assess patients with CINV to identify appropriate antiemetic options
- Utilize educational tactics to help patients improve CINV outcomes
Accreditation and Credit Designation
American Academy of CME, Inc is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this educational activity for 1.0 contact hours (1.0 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).
According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence.
Disclosures are as follows:
Ms. Sandy discloses that she is on the Advisory Board for promotional purposes for Ariad; Consultant for marketing purposes for AbbVie; Promotional speaker’s bureaus for Amgen, AstraZeneca, Merck and Helsinn Therapeutics.
John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP; Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD, Lead Nurse Planner; Paul Miniter, MS; and Wendy Gloffke, PhD – American Academy of CME: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
This activity will not review off-label or investigational information.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of Academy, or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.
How to Participate
There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives/learning outcomes and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity.
To receive CNE credit for your participation, please return to this page and use the link below to complete the post-test (achieving a passing grade of 70% or greater), and program evaluation. Your certificate can be printed immediately.
Participants will need to have QuickTime, Windows Media Player, or VLC to view the program.
For any questions, please contact: [email protected]
© 2017. This CNE-certified activity is held as copyrighted © by American Academy of CME. Through this notice, the Academy grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).