This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for .75 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 4/18/2022 to 9/30/2023. AAPA reference number: CME-206015.

CME Breakdown
Each podcast is worth .75

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S03EP01:

Release Date: May 15, 2024

 

In this episode, we sit down with Melissa Arvide, PA-C and Morgan Bruno, PA-C to discuss “Enhancing Patient Care with Post-Operative Pathways.” 

  • Objectives:  

    • Describe what a post-op pathway is.
    • Discuss the benefits of creating standardized workflows/post-op pathways for in-patient care.
    • Describe how to create a post-op pathway based on your own practice.
    • Discuss how post-op pathways have led to practice-based changes.

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S02EP06:

Release Date: February 6, 2024

 

In this episode, we sit down with Neema Pathiyil, PA-C and Carolyn Varghese, FNP to discuss “Common Eye Diseases Encountered in Oncology Patients.”

  • Objectives:  

    • Describe the role of an APP in Ophthalmology at a Cancer Institution.
    • Describe basic eye anatomy and function of the retina.
    • Discuss imaging used to evaluate retina health.
    • Describe causes, symptoms, and treatment of common retinal pathologies such as: Retinal tears, Retinal detachments, Diabetic retinopathy/Radiation retinopathy, ERM, Macular holes, Macular degeneration, and posterior vitreous detachments.
    • Discuss procedures performed by an APP in Ophthalmology.

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S02EP05:

Release Date: December 8, 2023

 

In this episode, we sit down with Courtney Robb, APRN, CRNFA, FNP-C, Zohra Ali, APRN, FNP-C and, Tamseela Khan, MPAS, PA-C to discuss "Lung Cancer from a Surgical Perspective."

  • Objectives:  

    • Define the updated staging guidelines for lung cancer 
    • List the criteria for surgical eligibility
    • Describe key components of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)
    • Explain the new thoracic surgery clinical data

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S02EP04:

Release Date: November 11, 2023

 

In this episode of the APAO Podcast Series, we sit down with Laura Salvador PA-C, Shelbi Westfield, PA-C and Whitney Throckmorton, PA-C, to discuss "Osteosarcoma". 

  • Objectives:  

    • Discuss the presentation and epidemiology of osteosarcoma   
    • Describe the workup/how to diagnose osteosarcoma as well as lack of traditional staging. 
    • Discuss the surgical options for Osteosarcoma including risks/benefits of each option.  
    • Describe chemotherapy options for osteosarcoma. 
    • Review overall patient outcomes in Osteosarcoma   

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S02EP03 Part 2:

Release Date: October 10, 2023

 

In this two-part series of the APAO Podcast Series, we sit down with Ivy Cocuzzi, PA-C and Jacob Kuruvila, PA-C to discuss "Vascular Access Devices”.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the ultrasound guided non-tunneled CVAD placement
  • Describe the selection process and determine the need for a non-tunneled CVAD/ Non-tunneled CVC
  • Discuss indications for a non-tunneled CVC selection and contraindication for CVC placement
  • Explain the supplies needed and pre procedure patient evaluation
  • Discuss possible procedure-related immediate and delayed complications

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S02EP03 Part 1:

Release Date: October 10, 2023

 

In this two-part series of the APAO Podcast Series, we sit down with Ivy Cocuzzi, PA-C and Jacob Kuruvila, PA-C to discuss "Vascular Access Devices”.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the ultrasound guided non-tunneled CVAD placement
  • Describe the selection process and determine the need for a non-tunneled CVAD/ Non-tunneled CVC
  • Discuss indications for a non-tunneled CVC selection and contraindication for CVC placement
  • Explain the supplies needed and pre procedure patient evaluation
  • Discuss possible procedure-related immediate and delayed complications

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S02EP02:

Release Date: August 8, 2023

 

In this episode of APAO Podcast we sit down with Jeanine Smith, PA-C to discuss "Hospice and Palliative Care for the Non-Hospice PA Provider," moderated by APAO President Tiffany Statler, PA-C.

Objectives: 

  • Explain the difference between hospice and palliative care and why it is important for all physician assistants who see serious illness patient populations to understand.
  • Review guidelines for palliative and hospice care and explain how they differ.
  • Recommend ways specialty practice PAs can assist with palliative treatment goals and treatment preferences while allowing palliative care and hospice to be a continuum for those with serious illness.
  • Review oncology patient scenarios to consider when referring to a palliative or hospice outpatient programs.
  • Discuss what can be done when palliative and hospice programs are not available to the patient in their home setting.

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S02EP01:

Release Date: July 13, 2023

 

In APAO’s 1st episode of Series 2 , we sit down with Lindsey Lyle PA-C and Julie Huynh-Lu, PA-C to discuss the personalizing the approach to patients with Myelofibrosis.

Objectives: 

  • Explain the key signaling pathways involved in the pathophysiology of myelofibrosis
  • Discuss heterogenous presentation as it relates to laboratory abnormalities
  • Describe common presenting symptoms and objective measures for monitoring
  • Discuss treatment plans and associated goals with patients

S01EP06:

Release Date: November 30, 2022

 

In APAO’s 6th podcast, we sit down with Kelly Lovero, PA-C and Shanae Ivey, PA-C to discuss the evaluation and management of rectal cancer.

Objectives: 

  • Describe the prevalence and screening recommendations for rectal cancer.
  • Review rectal cancer staging including local reginal and metastatic disease.
  • Describe the multidisciplinary and multimodality approach to management of rectal cancer.
  • Discuss surgical approaches to rectal cancer and associated complications.

Released on 12/01/22

S01EP05:

Release Date: September 27, 2022

 

In APAO’s 5th podcast, moderator Matthew Waggoner, PA-C sits down with Eric Tetzlaff, PA-C from Fox Chase Cancer Center to discuss the evaluation and management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST).

Objectives: 

  • Describe what imaging studies are needed to diagnosis GIST and how a pathologic diagnosis is confirmed.
  • Discuss the management options for GIST that is surgically respectable
  • Describe the treatment options for metastatic GIST.
  • Explain the nuances of managing TKI therapy for patients with GIST.

Released on 9/27/22

S01EP04:

Release Date: August 26, 2022

 

 In Episode 4, Moderator Alisha DeTroye PA-C chats with Katharine Pearsall, PA-C and Ann Schweppe, PA-C about the role of PAs in Pediatric Oncology.

Objectives: 

  • Discuss the unique clinical roles that exist in pediatric oncology for PAs
  • Review professional development opportunities for PAs in pediatric oncology and the impact of mentoring
  • Discuss resilience strategies for work-life balance for oncology PAs

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Released on 8/26/22

S01EP03:

Release Date: July 15, 2022

In APAO’s third podcast, Lauren Mayon (Moderator), Lara Salvador, and Whitney Throckmorton, all PAs from MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the presentation, work up/diagnosis/staging, and treatment options for Wilms Tumor.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe presentation and epidemiology of Wilms tumor.
  • Review staging guidelines of Wilms tumor, including local, nodal and metastatic disease.
  • Describe workup and how to diagnose Wilms tumor.
  • Describe surgical options for Wilms tumor.
  • Describe chemotherapy and radiation options for Wilms tumor.
  • Describe overall patient outcomes in Wilms tumor. 

Released on 8/3/22

S01E02:

Release Date: September 22, 2021

In this podcast, our moderator, Matthew Waggoner, PA-C, chats with Theresa Elko, a PA-C in Adult Bone Marrow Transplant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Paige McVey, a PA-C at Advent Health Medical Group Blood and Marrow Transplant at Orlando, about CAR-T Cell Therapy. They discuss what CAR-T Cell Therapy is and how it works in the immune system, what disease states CAR-T is currently approved for, the process of CAR-T therapy, the patient selection process, patient and caregiver education, and the clinical benefits of CAR-T Cell Therapy.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the mechanism of action of CAR-T cell therapy and how it works in the immune system;
  • Describe current disease states for which CAR-T therapy is currently approved;
  • Describe the patient selection and referral process for patients to a CAR-T Center; and
  • Discuss the response rate and clinical benefits of CAR-T therapy in the disease states discussed.

Released on 6/9/22

Release Date: August 14, 2021

 

APAO is pleased to bring our members our first podcast, titled “How to get hired as an Oncology PA”.
In this first podcast, our moderator, Cory Williams, PA-C, talks with Richard Hanson, PA-C, Director of APPs at Utah Cancer Specialists, and Gabrielle Zecha, PA-C, Director of APPs, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/UW Medicine, and discusses all things pertinent to landing a job as an Oncology PA. They cover topics such as where and how to job search, CV and Cover Letter etiquette, the interview process and how to prepare for an interview, getting an offer, and the hiring process. Tune in to this first podcast for great tips and information!

Released on 8/23/21