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Friday, May 2 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Hypersensitivity Infusion Reaction Management: A Time-Sensitive Solution to a Common Problem

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When it comes to emergency management of hypersensitivity infusion reactions, many oncology nurses have a general knowledge, but not the ability to apply immediate pharmacologic interventions. Don’t stop at by-the-books knowledge—make sure you’re prepared for the rapid recognition, management, and treatment of these complications. In this session, you’ll cover the pathophysiology and etiology of an infusion reaction, preventive and therapeutic pharmacological management, how to incorporate the CTCEA grading criteria to guide nursing interventions, and how to perform a comprehensive nursing risk assessment. Speakers will walk you through an evidence-based, nurse-driven procedure within a large healthcare system, helping you to visualize the outcomes of time-sensitive assessment and management. 

1. Identify pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for an infusion reaction.
2. Evaluate outcomes of a time-sensitive nurse-driven protocol for hypersensitivity and anaphylaxis to chemotherapy and biotherapy.

This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®: Symptom Management, Oncologic Emergencies
AOCNP®: Side Effect and Symptom Management, Oncologic Emergencies
AOCNS®: Side Effect and Symptom Management, Oncologic Emergencies



avatar for Mary Brandsema, RN, MSN, OCN®, CHPN

Mary Brandsema, RN, MSN, OCN®, CHPN

Clinical Educator, Ocean Medical Center, Meridian Health System
Mary Brandsema has 20 years of staff nursing experience in oncology and has been a clinical educator since 2011. In her years at the bedside, managing infusion reactions has been a continual challenge—so she and her colleagues have marshaled the evidence and developed a solution to this clinical issue.   Brandsema has served as an approved educator for the ONS Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider course and as President of her local ONS... Read More →
avatar for Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN®, BMTCN™

Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN®, BMTCN™

Professional Practice Coordinator, Infusion Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seth Eisenberg has been practicing in the field of oncology since 1983. His experience includes 28 years in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He has published numerous articles on chemotherapy and biotherapy, written three book chapters, and presents nationally and internationally at nursing and pharmacy conferences. He has also been the principal... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am
304 Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802