Cryotherapy for Preventing Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathy: Proven, Promising-appearing, or Hogwash? - SPOC

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is a major clinical problem that can lead to persistent issues for cancer survivors and can even limit the use of planned chemotherapy treatment during the course of care. Cryotherapy is already an established treatment for other chemotherapy induced conditions such as alopecia and mouth mucositis. This course will explore the evidence for using this low-cost intervention to reduce the incidence/severity of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.

Target Audience

These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the current guidelines for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.
  • Identify examples of successful use cases of cryotherapy treatments in other chemotherapy related conditions.
  • Evaluate the current evidence supporting the use of cryotherapy to treat chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Tech
  • 1.00 ASRT
  • 1.00 NCPD/CNE
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
05/06/2022
Course expires: 
05/05/2023
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Charles Loprinzi, MD

Medical Oncologist
Mayo Clinic
 

 

Presenter Disclosure Information

Charles Loprinzi, MD, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

 

To receive free Continuing Education Credit for this Self-Paced, Online Course:

  • Watch the video
  • Complete the assessment with a score of 80% or better
  • Complete the evaluation
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The following accrediting agencies have approved this course for continuing education credits. Participants should understand that their individual participation and claiming credit must abide by the regulations set forth by their respective accrediting agency.

1.00 NCPD/CNE
The Greensboro Area Health Education Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
**No partial credit will be available**

1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Tech
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
**No partial credit will be available**

1.00 CTR
Approved by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).

1.00 ASRT
Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).


In most cases, regulations prohibit the repeated use of the same educational activity (Live Webinar or Self-Paced, Online Course but not both) as it relates to satisfying CE requirements to maintain licensure. Attendees are also required to achieve a score of 80% or better on an assessment for the Self-Paced, Online Course to receive CE credit. Please contact your individual accreditation agencies for more details.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Tech
  • 1.00 ASRT
  • 1.00 NCPD/CNE
  • 1.00 Participation
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