Educating newly diagnosed cancer patients about treatment-related infertility risk and offering options for fertility preservation is nationally recommended as evidence based best practice. However, these discussions and practice vary widely between and within institutions. Creating a centralized team of multi-disciplinary providers to consult with patients’ options is one way to ensure patients are informed of risk and offered appropriate preservation options. It is crucial that nurses and other healthcare providers are knowledgeable about fertility preservation options and consider institutional support and resources when creating a fertility preservation team. While discussing infertility and preservation options can be awkward and uncomfortable, there are strategies to help guide the conversation and ensure patients and families receive accurate and appropriate information.
Learning Outcome 1: The learner will be able to identify innovative strategies essential for managing the challenges facing pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and the patients we serve.
Learning Outcome 2: The learner will demonstrate increased knowledge related to the care of children, adolescents and young adults with hematologic or oncologic disorders.
CE Accreditation: Participants will be awarded 1 CNE upon completion of the hour long webinar and submission of a post test and evaluation. Attendance for the entire session is required for CNE credit. A link will be distributed after the webinar.
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers' Commission on Accreditation.
Faculty Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationship(s): Faculty and nurse planners report no conflict of interest with the content of this activity.