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Sunday, May 4 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Using Geriatric Metrics to Improve Care of the Older Adult with Cancer

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You can inform and enrich your nursing practice by applying assessment tools from the geriatric field to the oncology population. In this session, you’ll learn about the key components of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and a newly developed chemotherapy toxicity predictor that is undergoing validation studies. You’ll build on your knowledge with case studies that teach you when you implement these interventions. 

1. Identify commonly used assessment tools in geriatrics and describe how they can be applied to an oncology population.
2. Generate ideas for integration of geriatric assessment tools in nursing practice.

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

OCN®: Professional Performance
CBCN®: Treatment Modalities:  Local and Systemic, Survivorship, Professional Performance
AOCNP®: Roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse
AOCNS®: Roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse


avatar for Peggy Burhenn, MS, RN, CNS, AOCN®

Peggy Burhenn, MS, RN, CNS, AOCN®

Professional Practice Leader, City of Hope National Medical Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Arti Hurria, MD

Arti Hurria, MD

Director, Cancer and Aging Research Program, City of Hope National Medical Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Janine Overcash, PhD, GNP-BC

Janine Overcash, PhD, GNP-BC

Director of Nursing Research, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Center
Dr. Janine Overcash is a Clinical Associate Professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and a geriatric nurse practitioner who sees patients in a breast cancer clinic. Her research focuses on maintaining the functional status of older women undergoing chemotherapy, understanding falls, performance status, and independence in older patients with cancer. She assisted in the design and management of one of the first geriatric... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Arena Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802