Meeting Archive:
Strategies for Creating a Fertility Preservation Team

Meeting Description:

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.
Date: Tue, Aug 1, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): APHON
 Presenter Information
Brooke Cherven, MPH BSN RN
Speaker Photo

Brooke Cherven has worked as a pediatric oncology nurse in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for the past 14 years. She began her career caring for children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer and for the last ten years has focused on improving health for patients during survivorship as a Nursing Researcher/Evidence Based Practice Coordinator. She has led multiple funded research studies exploring the health education needs of survivors of childhood cancer. She has also collaborated with multidisciplinary teams, both within Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and at other institutions, to implement clinical and behavioral intervention research studies for children and adolescents with cancer.