Updates in the Management of Multiple Myeloma

Released On
January 31, 2021

Expires On
January 31, 2022

Media Type

Completion Time
90 minutes

Geriatric Medicine, Hematology-Oncology

Multiple Myeloma

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This activity is provided by American Academy of CME, Inc.

Support for this activity has been made possible through an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and navigators engaged in the care of patients with multiple myeloma. Other healthcare providers may also participate.

Program Overview

Multiple myeloma outcomes have been improving thanks to treatment advances and the availability of new medication classes. Oncology nurses play a critical role in multiple myeloma care and keeping up with nursing implications of new agents is key to helping patients achieve their therapeutic goals.

As treatment options and strategies in multiple myeloma (MM) rapidly evolve, oncology nursing professionals will continue to be challenged to manage patients with MM according to the most recent treatment recommendations. Additionally, new agents have adverse event profiles that differ from standard chemotherapy and require new strategies for monitoring and management. Therefore, oncology nursing professionals will benefit from continuing education that assists them in keeping up to date on changes in treatment combinations and sequencing of regimens, as well as enhances their skills managing medication-related adverse effects.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the role of new medications in the treatment of MM
  • Identify adverse events and related nursing management strategies with new medications and combinations used to treat MM
  • Determine supportive care needs of MM patients considering their medication regimen and co-morbidities
  • Outline strategies to reduce the risk of skeletal, thrombotic, and infectious complications in MM

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Updates in the Management of Multiple Myeloma Presentation Slides.



Laura J. Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN

Nurse Practitioner- Hematology/Oncology
University of California San Francisco, CA

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

NPs/Nurses: American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this educational activity for 1.5 ANCC contact hours hours (1.0 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16993 for 1.5 contact hours. Other members of the care team will receive a certificate of participation.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest


Laura J. Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to report.

Planning Committee

John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD (Lead Nurse Planner), Wendy Gloffke, PhD and Paul J. Miniter, MS, American Academy of CME have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant

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This activity will not review off-label or investigational information.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically; and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.


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