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Patient-Focused Care: Nursing Pearls to Improve Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

  • Authors: Laura J. Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN
  • CE Released: 5/26/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 5/26/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for hematology/oncology nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to treat and manage AML and MDS to optimize quality of life for their patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Impact of mutations on treatment selection
    • Available treatment options for patients with AML or MDS
    • Treatment-related adverse events for patients with AML or MDS
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Managing adverse events of treatment for patients with AML or MDS
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Educate patients about AML and MDS treatments


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  • Laura J. Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN

    Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Associate Clinical Professor
    University of California San Francisco
    San Francisco, California


    Disclosure: Laura J. Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AbbVie


  • Victoria Phoenix, BS

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Victoria Phoenix, BS, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

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Interprofessional Continuing Education

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    For Nurses

  • Awarded 0.50 contact hour(s) of nursing continuing professional development for RNs and APNs; 0.50 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

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Patient-Focused Care: Nursing Pearls to Improve Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Authors: Laura J. Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNFaculty and Disclosures

CE Released: 5/26/2022

Valid for credit through: 5/26/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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