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Friday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain and Spine Tumors: What the Oncology and Neurosurgery Nurse Needs to Know

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The medical literature is full of articles on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), a non-invasive, ambulatory procedure for brain and spine tumors not suited for surgical resection. But have nurses been adequately prepared to care for patients receiving cranial SRS? Come learn how you can contribute to the goals of SRS—those like arresting tumor growth and decreasing pain from spine lesions—and recognize adverse events such as potential motor or sensory decline. You’ll also learn to identify the benefits of SRS for patients with cancer, including tumor control and/or effective pain relief.

Objectives
1. Identify the benefits of SRS to the oncology patient.
2. Empower the nurse with knowledge about SRS to enhance patient education efforts.

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

OCN®: Treatment Modalities, Oncologic Emergencies
AOCNP®: Cancer Treatment, Oncologic Emergencies
AOCNS®: Cancer Treatment, Oncologic Emergencies 


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Bino, RN, BS, OCN®

Stephanie Bino, RN, BS, OCN®

Radiation Oncology Nurse, Holy Name Medical Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Kathleen Maloney-Lutz, RN, MSN

Kathleen Maloney-Lutz, RN, MSN

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.



Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom E Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802