Tuesday, August 1, 1:00 pm CT
Strategies for Creating a Fertility Preservation Team
Brooke Cherven, MPH BSN RN
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Educating newly diagnosed cancer patients about treatment-related infertility risk and offering options for fertility preservation is nationally recommended as the evidence-based best practice. However, these discussions and practice vary widely between and within institutions. Pediatric oncology nurses have the opportunity to advocate for their patients’ future fertility by implementing strategies to educate, communicate and coordinate fertility preservation options at their institution. Creating a centralized team of multi-disciplinary providers to consult with patients’ options is one way to ensure patients are informed of the risk and offered appropriate preservation options. It is crucial that nurses and other healthcare providers are knowledgeable about fertility preservation options and consider institutional support and resources when creating a fertility preservation team. While discussing infertility and preservation options can be awkward and uncomfortable, there are strategies to help guide the conversation and ensure patients and families receive accurate and appropriate information.
Learning Outcome 1: The learner will be able to identify innovative strategies essential for managing the challenges facing pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and the patients we serve.
Learning Outcome 2: The learner will demonstrate increased knowledge related to the care of children, adolescents and young adults with hematologic or oncologic disorders.
The measurement of these outcomes will be evidenced by evaluations and post testing.
CE Accreditation: Participants will be awarded 1 CNE upon completion of the hour-long webinar and submission of a post-test and evaluation. Attendance for the entire session is required for CNE credit. A link will be distributed after the webinar.
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers' Commission on Accreditation.
Faculty Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationship(s): Faculty and nurse planners report no conflict of interest with the content of this activity.
CPHON- Professional Performance
BMTCN- Professional Practice