SOHN Nurse

Online Education

CE Article
Assessment of Oral Mucositis in Adult and Pediatric Oncology Patients:
An Evidence-Based Approach

Instructions:

Read the article and time yourself. Review the material and time yourself. Take the test and time yourself. Complete the registration information and course evaluation. Submit online. Registration deadline is 6-30-2014.

Provider Accreditation:

SOHN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

General Purpose:

The primary objective of this continuing nursing education article is to provide otolaryngology and head neck nurses with an evidence-based oral mucositis assessment tool as a first step in a comprehensive program to reduce the impact of this highly distressing side effect of cancer treatment.

Target Audience:

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists whose oncology patients are at risk for oral mucositis in either the outpatient/inpatient clinical settings.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the implementation of a standardized, evidence-based oral assessment scale to address oral mucositis for ambulatory/inpatient adult and pediatric oncology patients
2. Discuss the importance of using validated assessment tools for evidence-based practice (EBP) initiatives.
3. Define variables included in a comprehensive oral assessment.
4. Explain the seriousness of oral mucositis as it relates to complications, pain and delivery of optimal cancer care.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:

Having an interest in an organization does not prevent an author from writing an article for publication, but the audience must be informed of this relationship prior to the start of this activity. This author has testified that she has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this article.

Provider Accreditation:

The Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Inc is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing education activity is 1.0 contact hour.


Assessment of Oral Mucositis
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