The Oncology Nursing Society's Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course
|September 17 & 24|
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Registration at 7:30 a.m.)
Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB), Room 2030
Course # 05805
The Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) chemotherapy and biotherapy course provides a comprehensive review of the knowledge needed to administer cytotoxic and biotherapeutic agents.
Upon successful completion of the two-day course and post-test, participants will receive an ONS chemotherapy and biotherapy provider card. This card validates the participant has the theoretical foundation needed to administer cytotoxic and biotherapeutic agents. The card is valid for two years.
Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify various therapeutic modalities used to treat cancer with emphasis on chemotherapy and biotherapy.
- Describe the investigational process all drugs undergo to gain approval for use.
- Review ethical and legal issues related to cancer therapy.
- Identify factors affecting response to cancer therapy.
- Identify selected commonly used agents, their mechanisms of action, and any unique administration issues.
- Discuss safety precautions necessary when handling cytotoxic agents.
- Review chemotherapy dose calculations and practice examples.
- Identify nursing procedures and interventions for administering cytotoxic and biologic agents.
- Discuss two immediate complications of cancer therapy, extravasation and hypersensitivity, and the nursing measures required to prevent and/or reduce these complications.
- Identify selected systemic side effects of cytotoxic and biotherapeutic agents and the nursing interventions required to manage these side effects.
- Review specific patient and family education that may prevent and/or reduce the impact of systemic side effects.
The Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendation for Practice, 2nd Ed. is included in the registration fee.
Participants must be licensed registered nurses who have been employed as such for a minimum of six months. This course content is appropriate for nurses who are new to chemotherapy administration, as well as for those who want a comprehensive review.
C.E. contact hours
ONS will award 13.5 contact hours to nurses who attend this program in its entirety. ONS is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 2580.
ONS is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 20 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.
Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents and mail to:
Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820
Registrations are confirmed only if fee is provided with registration form.
A late fee will be charged for registrations received after March 5, 2013.
UC Davis employees
$90 registration fee for UC Davis employees.
$250 registration fee for community nurses.
Cancellation must be requested fourteen days prior to class to receive a full refund or deposit. A $25 service fee will be charged after this date. If the provider cancels the course a full refund will be provided.
The ONS chemotherapy and biotherapy course is not a certification course, and is not intended to measure competency. Individual institutions are responsible for determining their own requirements for assessing clinical competency.
Persons with disabilities
Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.
Parking is available in parking lots 14 and 17 on 2nd avenue. Park with a UC Davis parking permit, or purchase a daily permit for $6 in lot 14.
Kathleen Guiney, R.N., M.S.N.