Updates on GI Cancer Patient Care: Conquering Clinical and Nutrition Obstacles

Program Date: August 2015
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and the adverse effects of radiation and chemoradiation on nutritional status
  • Review the current treatments available for GI cancers
  • Discuss how early nutrition intervention plays an integral role in GI cancer care
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5150, 5090, 5440
  • Media Format(s): Audio (English)
  • Run Time: 47 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Annette M. Quinn, RN, MSN

Program Manager in Radiation Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Annette Quinn is a Program Manager in Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center. She has over 20 plus years of experience in oncology nursing. Annette has numerous Oncology publications and presentations and continues to pursue her passion for management of mucositis in cancer patients.

Rhone Levin, MEd, RD, CSO, LD

Oncology Registered Dietitian
Mountain States Tumor Institute
St. Luke’s Health System
Boise, Idaho

Rhone Levin has been a Registered Dietitian for 24 years and has specialized in oncology nutrition. She is board certified in oncology nutrition. Rhone has been an oncology dietitian at the Mountain States Tumor Institute for St. Luke’s Health System for three years. She is a co-writer: Symptom Management Interventions for Oncology Patients, a project of the ON DPG and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: in press: Work group Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Evidence Analysis Library oncology revision of evidence based nutrition research.

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