The Pivotal Role of the Oncology Nurse in Breakthrough Cancer Pain: Patient Advocacy, Assessment, and Management

The Pivotal Role of the Oncology Nurse in Breakthrough Cancer Pain: Patient Advocacy, Assessment, and Management

Program Overview
We’ve all heard about breakthrough cancer pain (BTCP) – those sudden, uncontrolled, intense flares of pain occurring in addition to otherwise stable persistent pain – which can be debilitating for patients and a challenge to treat. Yet, despite its high prevalence and significant impact on patients, pain assessments continue to be inconsistent in accurately recognizing BTCP. Improving diagnosis of BTCP may result in more optimal pain management.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to define the characteristics of BTCP, understand the impact of BTCP on the oncology patient, implement better techniques to assess BTCP using tools and communication methods, and advocate for patients with BTCP. In addition, evidence-based information will be presented on a therapeutic option for the management of BTCP.

Program Objectives

  • Enhance the understanding of breakthrough cancer pain (BTCP) and its impact on the oncology patient
  • Affirm the need to include BTCP as an essential component of pain evaluation
  • Provide evidence-based information on a therapeutic option for the management of BTCP

These events are held in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society’s 2014 Palliative Care Regional Conferences. Time for all events is 11:45 am–1:15 pm.

Houston, TX
Saturday, September 27
Hilton Americas–Houston
Ballroom of the Americas – D
1600 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010
Columbus, OH
Friday, October 17
Bridgewater Banquet and
Conference Center
Veranda Room
10561 Sawmill Parkway
Powell, OH 43065
Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, November 15
Phoenix Convention Center
West 211AB
100 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

This program was developed in collaboration with ONS:Edge and is sponsored by INSYS Therapeutics.

Meeting space has been assigned to provide a Non-CNE Educational Event supported by INSYS Therapeutics during the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS’s) Palliative Care Regional Conferences. ONS’s assignment of meeting space does not imply product endorsement.

NO continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours will be awarded.

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Please note that this program is for healthcare practitioners only.

Consistent with PhRMA Guidelines, spouses and other guests of the registered healthcare practitioner are not permitted to attend.

To comply with law and INSYS policies, INSYS is unable to offer food and beverage to (1) employees of the federal government; (2) individuals with prescribing authority in Vermont or Minnesota; and (3) individuals employed by prescribers in Vermont who support the provision of healthcare. We appreciate your understanding and support.

NOTE: This program must conclude by 1:15 pm. Due to a limited time slot, we highly encourage providing complete information on the registration form. Seating for those preregistered for this program who have provided complete information will begin immediately upon arrival and sign-in. Those not registered in advance or who provided incomplete information will be required to complete a one-page document prior to gaining access. Doors close at the posted program time or when all seats are filled, whichever comes first.