Instructions for Credit - There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit for this CE activity, review the accreditation and disclosure information, view the presentation in its entirety, successfully complete the post-activity assessment and evaluation. If you do not achieve a minimum score of 70% on the post-activity assessment, you will be allowed to take it again. This course is accredited for up to 1.25 continuing education credits. Please retain a copy of the certificate for your records.



Target Audience:
Nurses and oncology social workers at the beginner and intermediate levels involved in the care of patients with hematologic malignancies.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different blood cancers
  • Describe the psychosocial impact of different blood cancer diagnoses
  • Explain the role of the social worker and nurse as members of the healthcare team
  • Educate patients about clinical trial participation
  • List resources for patients with blood cancers and how to access them

Speakers:
Laura Romundstad, CRNP, MSN, RN
Clinical Trial Nurse Navigator
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Rye Brook, NY

Kristin Scheeler, MSSW, APSW, OSW-C
Information Specialist
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Rye Brook, NY

Continuing Education Information:
Registered Nursing Credit Designation
Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 1.25 continuing education contact hour through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Social Work Credit Designation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), provider number 1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: 12/10/2017 to 12/10/2020. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.25 CE contact hours.

LLS is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0117. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 1.25 clinical CE contact hours for this activity.

All continuing education credits are provided free of charge.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:
Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speaker's bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Providers:
The associates of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the accredited providers for this activity, do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CE activity during the past 12 months.

Faculty Disclosures:
Laura Romundstad, CRNP, MSN, RN has no affiliations to disclose.
Kristin Scheeler, MSSW, APSW, OSW-C has no affiliations to disclose.

Disclaimer - The information provided in this CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1.25 hours
Date of initial release: August 30, 2019
Valid for CE credit through: August 30, 2020