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Session: Education Research

Type: Poster Session

Time: Monday June 4, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Hall A

Utilization of a web-based supportive oncology training curriculum for healthcare professionals (HCPs).

Education Research

Professional Development

2018 ASCO Annual Meeting

Abstract No:

Poster Board Number:
Poster Session (Board #12)

J Clin Oncol 36, 2018 (suppl; abstr 11015)

Author(s): Shelly S. Lo, Betty Roggenkamp, Kristin Hasson, Julia Rachel Trosman, Carol A. Rosenberg, Teresa Lillis, Eileen Knightly, Mary Pasquinelli, Lauren Allison Wiebe, James Gerhart, Frank J. Penedo, Joanna Martin, Patricia A. Robinson, Amy Scheu, Rosa Berardi, Christine B. Weldon; Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL; Center for Business Models in Healthcare, Chicago, IL; NCCN, Fort Washington, PA, US; NorthShore University HealthSystem, Highland Park, IL; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Chicago, IL; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, IL; Coleman Foundation, Chicago, IL

Abstract Disclosures


Background: A challenge in supportive oncology, is training the HCP workforce. A collaborative funded by The Coleman Foundation of 30+ clinicians (faculty) from 25 institutions (academic, community & safety net) developed a unique and easily accessible supportive oncology training curriculum (Trosman JR JNCCN 2017). Methods: Using data provided by The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Continuing Education team, we evaluated completion rates of survivorship and supportive oncology education courses using simple frequencies. Results: Over 4748 on-line courses were completed (pretest, course, post-test, evaluation) of 7184 accessed. Of 4748 courses, nurses completed 45%, physicians 17%, advance practice clinicians 16%, and others 22% (social workers, chaplains, MAs). Course completion improved from 65% to 69% after articles describing collaborative work were published in Cure and Oncology Nursing News, p = 0.0014. Conclusions: A variety of HCPs successfully completed supportive oncology education via the NCCN’s education portal. These on-line courses are an efficient way to train HCPs in supportive oncology. Curriculum advertising improves course completion.

Education CourseAccessedCompletedCompletion Rate
Distress: Impact on Care, Screening for and Addressing62145673%
Survivorship Factors: Lifestyle/Behavior, Psychosocial Challenges, Late & Long-term Effects56940471%
Primary Palliative Care vs. Specialized Palliative Care and Reasons to Refer to Hospice and Palliative Care46532470%
Cancer Survivorship Defined, Patient Needs, and CoC Requirements for care plans58440569%
Supportive Care and Documenting Patient's Supportive Needs50735069%
How to Discuss Practical and Family Concerns38426368%
Comprehensive Care for Cancer Survivors48532667%
Cancer Survivor Screening and Genetic Testing52334165%
Pain Assessment: The Basics54235265%
Nausea/Vomiting, Constipation, Dyspnea & Shortness of Breath69044164%
Goals of Care and Advance Care Planning over Time40824861%
Pain Management: Beyond the Basics61937360%
POLST Paradigm: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Paradigm28416960%
How to Communicate Prognosis50329659%

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