Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most distressing and debilitating adverse effects of chemotherapy and can affect 60% to 80% of patients undergoing chemotherapy. Although there are effective treatment options, many clinicians overestimate the effectiveness of antiemetic prophylaxis, resulting in patients not achieving adequate protection against CINV. Managed care professionals require proper training and foundational knowledge on CINV to appropriately provide patients with affordable and efficacious options that can improve their quality of life.
Upon completion of this course, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- Describe the different types of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (acute, delayed, breakthrough, refractory).
- List the risk factors for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).
- Design antiemetic regimens based on the emetic risk of chemotherapy.
- List the pharmacologic agents used for the prevention of CINV.
- Describe the management of breakthrough CINV.
- Discuss non-pharmacologic management of CINV.
- Discuss the future of immunotherapy.
Authors: Thao K. Huynh PharmD BCOP
Contact Hours: 2 Hours
Activity Type: Knowledge-Based Home Study
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
Cost: $15 / Participant
Course No: Pharmacist: 0384-9999-19-114-H01-P Technicians: 0384-9999-19-114-H01-T
Release Date: 10/09/2019 Expiration Date: 10/09/22
Course Completion Certificate: A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (PDF) Certificate By Email. Credit will be reported to CPE monitor within 30 days of completion.
National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.
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Disclaimers: Mr. Phillip has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program. This program received no commercial support and has been peer-reviewed to ensure non-commercialization.
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