Evan J. Lipson, MD - Urgent Care of Patients Receiving Cancer Immunotherapy: Recognition and Management of Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions in the ED

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Go online to PeerView.com/CBT860 to view the entire program with slides. In this activity, experts in oncology and emergency medicine discuss principles of using immunotherapy to treat cancer, focusing specifically on the development of and recommendations for identifying, grading, and managing IMARs. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Describe the basic principles of harnessing the human immune system in the treatment of cancer, including the mechanistic aspects of immune checkpoint inhibition and development of immune-mediated adverse reactions (IMARs), Characterize the spectrum of IMARs: organ systems potentially impacted, presenting symptoms, and timing of occurrence, Discuss the general and organ-specific recommendations for evaluation, grading, and management of IMARs, including specific considerations for emergency care settings, Implement recommended strategies for triage and management of IMARs in the emergency care setting, Coordinate assessment and transition of care of patients experiencing IMARs with oncologists and medical subspecialists

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