Example Topics by ILNA Subject Area

Looking for continuing education opportunities in specific subject areas? Check out these examples of session topics that would apply to the corresponding ILNA subject areas.

Care Continuum (Screening and Early Detection / Survivorship / End-of-Life)

  • Cancer Nursing, Prevention and Early Detection for the Adult Patient 
  • Returning to Work after Cancer 
  • Understanding Loss and Grief 
  • Cancer Navigation: Reducing Barriers to Timely Care 
  • HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Oncology Nursing Practice (Scientific Basis for Practice / Professional)

  • Clinical Trials in Oncology
  • Reducing Compassion Fatigue
  • Leadership Development in Nurses
  • Safe Handling in Chemotherapy
  • Preventing Medication Errors

Treatment Modalities

  • Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Certificate Course
  • Surgery in Cancer Treatment
  • Novel Treatments in Leukemia
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Access Devices: The Virtual Clinic

 

Symptom Management and Palliative Care

  • Cancer-Related Genitourinary Complications
  • Oral Mucositis in Patients with Cancer
  • Chemo Brain: Managing Cognitive Changes
  • Pain Management in Patients Receiving Palliative Care
  • Sleep-Wake Disturbances

 

Oncologic Emergencies

  • Cancer-Related Sepsis
  • Hypercalcemia of Malignancy
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Beyond Policy and Procedure
  • Extravasation Management 

 

Psychosocial Dimensions of Care

  • Male Sexuality and Reproduction in Patients with Cancer
  • Depression in Patients with Cancer
  • Caregiver Support
  • Enhancing Body Image in Cancer Patients
  • Cultural Competence

Screening, Prevention, Early Detection and Genetic Risk

  • Cancer Nursing, Prevention and Early Detection for the Adult Patient 
  • Identifying Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Carcinogens: Occupational Hazards
  • HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Planning

  • Overview of Metastases
  • Lung Cancer Diagnosis
  • Prostate Cancer Prognosis
  • Understanding Mammogram Results
  • Common Metastatic Sites of Breast Cancer

Cancer Treatment

  • Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Certificate Course
  • Surgery in Cancer Treatment
  • Novel Treatments in Leukemia
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Access Devices: The Virtual Clinic

Side Effect and Symptom Management

  • Cancer-Related Genitourinary Complications
  • Oral Mucositis in Patients with Cancer
  • Chemo Brain: Managing Cognitive Changes
  • Pain Management in Patients Receiving Palliative Care
  • Sleep-Wake Disturbances

Oncologic Emergencies

  • Cancer-Related Sepsis
  • Hypercalcemia of Malignancy
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Beyond Policy and Procedure
  • Extravasation Management 

Survivorship

  • Returning to Work after Diagnosis
  • Fertility Options after Treatment
  • Chemo Brain: Dealing with Cognitive Changes
  • Facing Discrimination
  • Developing Secondary Cancers

End-of-Life Care

  • Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • Discussing End of Life Options
  • Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care
  • Health Reform and Palliative Care Update
  • Caregiver Support in End-of-Life

Psychosocial Issues

  • Female Sexuality and Reproduction in Patients with Cancer
  • Depression in Patients with Cancer
  • Caregiver Support
  • Enhancing Body Image in Cancer Patients
  • Cultural Competence

 

Coordination of Care

  • Cancer Navigation: Reducing Barriers to Timely Care 
  • Depression in Patients with Cancer
  • Resources for Cancer Patients: Returning to the Community
  • Case Management of the Cancer Patient
  • Distress Management: Implementing New Standards of Care

Professional Practice

  • Reducing Compassion Fatigue
  • Leadership Development in Nurses
  • Safe Handling in Chemotherapy
  • Preventing Medication Errors
  • Understanding MAGNET Status and other Accreditation Standards

Roles of the Advance Practice Nurse

  • Implementing Programs in APN-Run Clinics
  • Educating New Nurses: Understanding the Roles of Preceptors
  • Translating Guidelines into Practice
  • Breaking Down Evidence-Based Practice
  • The Power of Research

Psychosocial Dimensions and Health Maintenance

  • Discussing Fertility Preservation
  • Depression in Patients with Cancer
  • Caregiver Support
  • Enhancing Body Image in Cancer Patients
  • Cultural Competence

Disease-Related Biology

  • Cancer Biology
  • Hematologic Cancers
  • Genetics
  • Childhood Leukemias
  • Epidemiology of Blood Disorders

Care of the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Patient (Professional / Treatment)

  • Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Certificate Course
  • Clinical Trials
  • Novel Treatments in Leukemia
  • Preventing Medication Errors
  • Leadership Development in Nurses

 

Supportive Care, Palliative Care, and Symptom Management

  • Cancer-Related Genitourinary Complications
  • End of Life Care
  • Chemo Brain: Managing Cognitive Changes
  • Pain Management in Patients Receiving Palliative Care
  • Sleep-Wake Disturbances

 

Pediatric Oncologic and Hematologic Potential Emergencies

  • Cancer-Related Sepsis
  • Hypercalcemia of Malignancy
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Beyond Policy and Procedure
  • Extravasation Management 

Foundations of Transplant (Basic Concepts for Transplantation / Types of Transplants)

  • Hematopoetic Cell Transplantation
  • Sources of Stem Cells
  • Caregiver Issues in Cancer
  • Fundamentals of Blood and Marrow Transplant

Cellular Collection, Preparative Regimens and Infusion

  • Preventing Blood Incompatibility Errors
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies & Patient Management
  • Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Certificate Course
  • Extravasation Management
  • Targeted Therapies

Early Post-Transplant Management and Education

  • Coping with Acute GVHD
  • Cancer-Related Sepsis
  • Cancer Cachexia: Early Intervention and Improving Patient Outcomes
  • Nutritional Support in BMT Patients

 

Late Post-Transplant Management and Education (GVHD)

  • Care of Chronic GVHD
  • Infertility in Cancer Patients
  • Relapse in Leukemia Patients

 

Quality of Life (Survivorship)

  • Fertility Issues in Cancer Survivorship
  • Cultural Competence
  • Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Beyond Policy and Procedure
  • Extravasation Management 

 

Professional Performance

  • Reducing Compassion Fatigue
  • Leadership Development in Nurses
  • Safe Handling in Chemotherapy
  • Preventing Medication Errors
  • HIPAA Violations

Coordination of Care (Breast Health, Screening and Early Detection / Survivorship)

  • Reducing Compassion Fatigue
  • Leadership Development in Nurses
  • Returning to Work after Treatment
  • Cancer Navigation: Reducing Barriers to Timely Care
  • Safe Handling in Chemotherapy
  • Preventing Medication Errors

Diagnosis and Staging

  • Breast Tumor Overview
  • Navigating the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
  • Types of Breast Biopsies
  • Understanding Breast Imaging
  • Evaluation of ER/PR and HER2 Receptor Expression in Breast Cancer

Treatment Modalities: Local and Systemic

  • Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Certificate Course
  • Surgery in Cancer Treatment
  • Targeted Therapies in Breast Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Access Devices: The Virtual Clinic

 

Nursing Practice (Symptom Management / End-of-Life Care / Professional

  • Cancer-Related Genitourinary Complications
  • Oral Mucositis in Patients with Cancer
  • Pain Management in Patients Receiving Palliative Care
  • Sleep-Wake Disturbances
  • Cancer-Related Sepsis
  • Safe Handling in Chemotherapy
  • Nursing Leadership Development

 

Psychosocial and Spiritual

  • Fertility Options for Cancer Patients
  • Depression in Patients with Cancer
  • Caregiver Support
  • Enhancing Body Image in Cancer Patients
  • Cultural Competence