Multiple Myeloma Disease Overview and Diagnostic Workup: Part of the 2016 Advanced Clinical Educator Program in Multiple Myeloma

This activity includes:

  • CE-Certified Live ACE Candidate Institutional Presentation

Purpose
The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ knowledge and competence in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and staging of multiple myeloma.

Course Overview
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a neoplastic plasma cell disorder characterized by clonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow microenvironment with an overabundance of monoclonal paraprotein (M protein) in the blood or urine and associated organ dysfunction (Palumbo and Anderson, 2011). The diagnostic process aims to distinguish between monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, asymptomatic (smoldering) MM, symptomatic MM, solitary plasmacytoma, and other plasma cell diseases (Palumbo et al, 2014). In 2014, the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) updated the criteria for the diagnosis of MM. Additionally, in 2015, the IMWG issued a revised International Staging System (R-ISS) for MM (Palumbo et al, 2015). This activity will review proper diagnostic testing and criteria for diagnosis, staging, and risk stratification for multiple myeloma.

Advanced Clinical Educator (ACE) Candidates are providing this presentation as part of the 2016 Advanced Clinical Educator Program in Multiple Myeloma to become subject matter experts and speakers in this therapeutic area and receive ACE certification.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for oncology/hematology nurses who treat or manage multiple myeloma.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
02/28/2017
Course expires: 
06/16/2017
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
4

Co- Chairpersons

Beth Faiman, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, AOCN®
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Adjunct Faculty
Case Western University
Cleveland, Ohio
Ursuline College
Pepper Pike, Ohio
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Sandra E. Kurtin, MS, RN, ANP-C, AOCN®
Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson

ACE Candidate Faculty Speakers
 Kelly Clark, MSN, RN, OCN®
Registered Nurse
Banner University Medical Center
Tuscon, Arizona
 Carmela Cuccurullo, MSN, RN, APN, OCN®
Clinical Nurse Educator
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey
 Pamela A. Gaytan, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse Clinician
Rocky Mountain Cancer Center
Denver, Colorado
 Natalie Halladay, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Lymphoma/Myeloma
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
 Kashmir Horton, BSN, RN, OCN
Registered Nurse
Certified Specialist
Banner University Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
 Michelle Koch, MS, RN, APN
Family Nurse Practitioner
Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
Englewood, New Jersey
 Dennis Leenig, Jr., MSN, RN, NP-C, OCN®
Registered Nurse
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey
 Rebecca Lu, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
 Laura McPheeters, MSN, FPN
Family Nurse Practitioner  
The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson, Arizona
 Candice Preble, BSN, RN, OCN
Blood & Marrow Transplant Coordinator
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona
 Ashley Rayner, BSN, RN
Advanced Nurse Clinician
Emory Johns Creek Infusion Center
Johns Creek, Georgia
 Angelina Scala, BSN, RN, OCN
Infusion Nurse
Rocky Mountain Cancer Center – Midtown
Denver, Colorado
 

Todd Snyder, RN
Outpatient Nurse Lymphoma/ Myeloma Clinic
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

 Mary Steinbach, DNP, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies
University of Utah
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Salt Lake City
 Kristian Vasudev, BSN, BBA
Nurse Clinician III
Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, Georgia
 Melanie Watson, ASN, RN, OCN
Myeloma Team Nurse
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
 LaKeisha T. White, BSN, BS, RN
Registered Nurse (BMT)
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia


CONTINUING EDUCATION
Nursing Continuing Education 
Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour for each module is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Contact Information 
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or inquire@globaleducationgroup.com 

Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures and actively participate in the educational activity. Completion of the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation is requested. Your statement of credit will be emailed to you within 3 weeks.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or PresenterReported Financial Relationship

Beth Faiman, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, AOCN®

Consultant/Independent contractor: Celgene Corporation; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Speakers' bureau: Celgene Corporation; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sandra E. Kurtin, MS, RN, ANP-C, AOCN®

Consultant/Independent contractor: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Celgene Corporation; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Honoraria: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Celgene Corporation; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

Kelly Clark, MSN, RN, OCN®Kelly Clark, MSN, RN, OCN®,  has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Carmela Cuccurullo, MSN, RN, APN, OCN® 
Pamela A. Gaytan, BSN, RNPamela A. Gaytan, BSN, RN, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of Advisor, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Speakers' bureau, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals.
Natalie Halladay, MS, RN, FNP-BCNatalie Halladay, MS, RN, FNP-BC, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Kashmir Horton, BSN, RN, OCNKashmir Horton, BSN, RN, OCN®, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.    
Michelle Koch, MS, RN, APNMichelle Koch, MS, RN, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Dennis Leenig, Jr., MSN, RN, NP-C, OCN®Dennis Leenig, Jr., MSN, RN, NP-C, OCN®, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Rebecca Lu, MSN, RN, FNP-CRebecca Lu, MSN, RN, FNP-C, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Laura McPheeters, MSN, FPN Laura McPheeters, MSN has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Candice Preble, BSN, RN, OCNCandice Preble, BSN, RN, OCN®, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Ashley Rayner, BSN, RNAshley Rayner, BSN, RN, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Angelina Scala, BSN, RN, OCNAngelina Scala, BSN, RN, OCN®, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Todd SnyderTodd Snyder has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Mary Steinbach, DNP, APRNMary Steinbach, DNP, APRN, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of Speakers' bureau, Amgen, Inc., Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Taragara Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kristian Vasudev, BSN, BBAKristian Vasudev, BSN, BBA, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Melanie Watson, ASN, RN, OCNMelanie Watson, ASN, RN, OCN®, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
LaKeisha T. White, BSN, BS, RNLaKeisha T. White, BSN, BS, RN has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.


The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Planner or ManagerReported Financial Relationship
Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN Nothing to disclose
Lindsay BorvanskyNothing to disclose
Andrea FunkNothing to disclose
Laura Gilsdorf    Nothing to disclose
Linda Gracie-King, MS    Nothing to disclose
Ronald Viggiani, MD    Nothing to disclose

Isabelle Vacher

Nothing to disclose
Jocelyn Timko, BSNothing to disclose


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. Global Education Group (Global) and AXIS Medical Education 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans with Disabilities Act
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request.

This activity is supported by educational grants provided by Celgene Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Oncology.

There is no fee for this educational activity.

This activity is provided by

AXIS 1390-M1

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of multiple myeloma
  • Assess the diagnostic workup of patients with multiple myeloma
  • Describe the various methods of staging multiple myeloma

Activity Agenda

  • Etiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Incidence, health disparities
  • Typical diagnostic tests and findings
  • Interpretation of lab values
  • Cytogenetic testing: types and implications
  • Criteria for diagnosis: CRAB
  • Risk stratification and staging
  • Impact of patient comorbidities on prognosis: frailty and comorbid index
  • Patient education about diagnosis
  • Interactive nurse-centric case studies

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/28/2017
Course expires: 
06/16/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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