Narratives on Collaboration: Optimizing Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events
An increasing number of cancer patients are receiving therapy that targets immune checkpoints. These agents represent a remarkable advance in cancer care but are associated with characteristic immune-related adverse events (irAEs) that are driven by the same mechanisms responsible for their therapeutic effects. While most of these toxicities are mild to moderate, some can be serious and potentially life-threatening. As such, it is critical for oncology clinicians to anticipate, monitor for, and manage irAEs appropriately. This is a daunting task that requires mastering an evolving body of knowledge for a newer class of drugs about which few clinicians have received formal training. Narratives on Collaboration: Optimizing Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events—an interactive digital monograph certified for continuing education credit—is thus being offered to improve the ability of oncology advanced practitioners to provide high-quality care for patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Release date: July 12, 2019
Expiration date: July 12, 2020
Estimated time to complete activity: 1.0 hour
This activity is designed to help clinicians achieve specific learning objectives, which reflect the desired results of the education. Participants are encouraged to integrate what they learn from this activity into practice to improve patient care and outcomes.
Jointly provided by
In collaboration with
Marianne J. Davies, DNP, CNS, ACNP, AOCNP®, Yale University School of Nursing, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
Kristen Crowley, MSN, APRN, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
Nancy Taylor, ADN, Patient
This activity is designed for community-based oncology clinicians, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced practice nurses, and clinical pharmacists, who provide care for patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Clinicians interested in mitigating irAEs may also wish to participate.
After completing this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify key characteristics associated with irAEs, including body systems affected and timing of emergence
- Plan strategies to monitor for irAEs
- Apply evidence-based best practices to manage irAEs
- Devise strategies for providing patient-centered education and counseling regarding irAE self-management
- Select approaches to engage patients in monitoring for and managing irAEs
This activity is certified for credit by:
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
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Statement of Credit
Participants who successfully complete this activity—which includes submitting a completed pre-test, submitting and scoring at least 70% on the post-test, and submitting a completed evaluation form—will be able to download a statement of credit.
To access the learning assessment and evaluation form online, visit https://education.annenberg.net/5714
Physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Harborside Medical Education. The Annenberg Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses. Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 13664, for 1.0 contact hour.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been assigned ACPE Universal Program #0797-9999-19-061-H04-P. This program is designated for up to 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. This is a knowledge-based activity.<!-- Financial Disclosures -->
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Relationships of Faculty and Planners
All individuals in a position to control the content of this activity (e.g., planners, faculty, reviewers) must disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that may have a bearing on its subject matter. Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower has identified and resolved all conflicts of interest in accordance with its policies and procedures. Participants should assess the impact (if any) of the disclosed information on the educational value of the activity.<!-- Disclosures -->
Faculty and Guest Presenter
Dr. Davies has served on speakers bureaus for AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, and Merck.
Ms. Crowley has served on speakers bureaus for Celgene, Exelixis, and Janssen Oncology.
Ms. Taylor has nothing to disclose.
Planners and Reviewers
The staff of and consultants for the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and HSME have nothing to disclose.
This activity may include discussion of agents that have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and investigational uses of approved products. Please consult prescribing information and practice guidelines for detail regarding safe and effective use of therapeutic agents.
The opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not represent an endorsement by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower of any therapeutic agent or approach to diagnosis or patient management.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Attendance
- 1.00 CA-BRN
- 1.00 ANCC