Rare Adverse Events of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy: Early Detection and Optimizing Management

Rare Adverse Events of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy: Early Detection and Optimizing Management

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

FACULTY

Rowena N. Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
University of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
Cincinnati, OH

Kelly J. Brassil, PhD, MSN, MAR, BASW
Director of Medical Affairs
Pack Health
Birmingham, Alabama

PHARMACY

acpePostgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

UAN: 0430-0000-20-118-H01-P
Credits: 2.0 hour (0.2 ceu)
Type of Activity: Application

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Joint Accreditation StatementIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Postgraduate Healthcare Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours. Designated for 1.5 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Interprofessional Continuing Education

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Dr. Schwartz has disclosed that she has served as a consultant to the Oncology Nursing Society.

Dr. Brassil has disclosed that she has received financial support/grant funding from Amgen, Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech and Novartis.

The clinical reviewer, Ashley Glode, PharmD, BCOP has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program.

Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Soboti, R.Ph, and Susan R. Grady, MSN, RN-BC, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business. The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Published

October 16, 2020

Expires

October 16, 2021

Media:
Internet
Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 120 minutes

TARGET AUDIENCE

This accredited activity has been designed for oncology pharmacists; and oncology nurses and nurse practitioners.

How to Earn Credit (Pharmacists)

During the period October 16, 2020 to October 16, 2021 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) view the educational activity; and 3) complete the posttest and evaluation form directly after the activity within a maximum of 60 days of participating in the activity. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on the Grade Exam button at the bottom of the page. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit (nurses)

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period October 16, 2020 to October 16, 2021 participants, must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. 

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 15580. Upon registering and successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately. 

Please direct questions to www.pimed.com.

GOAL

To provide oncology pharmacists and nurses with an enhanced understanding of the mechanisms of immune-related adverse events (irAEs), awareness of rarer irAEs and strategies for collaboratively managing irAEs using a patient centered approach.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, including rare, potentially serious irAEs
  • Formulate strategies to detect irAEs early and to educate patients and caregivers about risks and warning signs of irAEs associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors alone and in combination approaches
  • Plan a collaborative, personalized, patient-centered approach for the management of newer and rare irAEs

REQUIRED COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
  • Internet Browser (Mac &/ Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), or Bristol-Myers Squibb. 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 patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this activity have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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