The Effects of COVID-19 on Cancer Care
This activity consists of recorded presentations from "Essentials of Oncology, Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplant Management for the Health Care Team" held virtually May 5–6, 2021.
While the immediate care and access disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have received growing attention, the full range of gaps in cancer care is not yet well understood. It has resulted in decreases and delays in identifying new cancers and the delivery of treatment. This session will highlight how COVID-19 has impacted cancer care delivery and strategies to best manage patients during the pandemic.
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.
There was no commercial support for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists, social workers and other health care professionals who are interested in learning how COVID-19 has impacted cancer care.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe trends of decreased utilization of cancer-related services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on long-term outcomes.
- Identify strategies that the health care team has developed to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic, such as telehealth, reorganizing workflows, and enhancing safety processes at clinics.
|Diane Reidy-Lagunes, MD, MS|
Associate Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Regional Care Network
President of the Medical Staff
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Clinical Activity Manager
Eden Prairie, MN
Alan N. Langnas, DO, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Director, Center of Transplantation
Chief, Section of Transplantation,
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Director of Liver Transplantation
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President, Market Operations
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Crystal Wong, MD
Propoint Medical Writing
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Dr. Reidy-Lagunes has indicated that she serves on the advisory board for Advanced Accelerator Applications and Chiasma and receives grant/research support from Merck and Novartis.
The activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.
Credit Designation Statements
The participant will be awarded up to .75 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for .75 contact hour(s) ([0.075] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn .75 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-21-180-H04-P/T
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of .75 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
Psychologists and social workers
Participants must have attended the entire Web-based activity and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. .75 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive .75 enduring continuing education credit.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 0.75 AMA - Physicians
- 0.75 ANCC - Nurses
- 0.75 APA - Psychologists
- 0.75 Attendance - General Attendance
- 0.75 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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