By Gena Middleton, MS, RN, CNS, AOCNS®, Account Manager, ONS:Edge

Improving patient outcomes is the common goal of all oncology nurse education, yet sometimes important disease state and product-specific information is not discussed during CNE offerings. Industry-sponsored events provide critical information related to cancer treatment options, new and expanded indications inflatable floating water park for FDA-approved products, safe administration guidelines, strategies for managing potential side effects, and patient education resources.

As a Congress attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to network with peers at these events, share your patient management experiences, and ask questions to industry representatives and nurse educators who have extensive product knowledge and clinical experience. Upon returning home, you can share the key points about specific agents with your colleagues.

Your active participation in non-CNE educational events plays an important role in providing safe and quality care to patients. These events also serve to provide pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers with clinical nurses’ perspectives, including the patient journey and challenges with administration, adherence, and access. They use this information when developing educational resources and support programs designed to meet the unique educational needs of oncology nurses, patients, and caregivers. Get involved to learn from others and share your expertise!

ONS:Edge is hosting many non-CNE learning opportunities this year, including product theaters, lunch and dinner programs, and receptions to encourage networking. Keep an eye on the ONS:Edge Live Events page for upcoming non-CNE opportunities at Congress and beyond!

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