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Advancing Care for Patients With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Nursing Clinical Pearls

  • Authors: Sandra Kurtin, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCN
  • CE Released: 6/14/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 6/14/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), and other healthcare providers (HCPs) involved in the care of patients with MPNs.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to optimize care and expertly manage adverse events to improve the quality of life (QOL) of patients with MPNs.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Personalizing treatment for patients with MPNs
    • Mitigating adverse events of MPN therapies
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Improve quality of life for patients with MPNs


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  • Sandra Kurtin, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCN

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Adjunct Clinical Professor of Nursing
    Director, Advanced Practice and Clinical Integration
    The University of Arizona Cancer Center
    Tucson, Arizona


    Sandra Kurtin, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCN, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Amgen; AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; Epizyme; Incyte Pharmacyclics; Takeda


  • Heather P. Friedman, MPH

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Heather P. Friedman, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statements


Interprofessional Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    For Nurses

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

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Advancing Care for Patients With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Nursing Clinical Pearls

Authors: Sandra Kurtin, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNFaculty and Disclosures

CE Released: 6/14/2022

Valid for credit through: 6/14/2023, 11:59 PM EST


Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able  to optimize care and expertly manage adverse events to improve the quality of life of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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