Recorded LIVE @ LUNCH - Chemotherapy, Biotherapy, and Radiotherapy Supportive Care: Essentials for the Non-Oncology Pharmacist
This presentation aims to provide non-oncology pharmacists with an overview of chemotherapy, biotherapy, and radiotherapy supportive care. The objective is to equip pharmacists outside of the oncology setting with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively support cancer patients undergoing these treatments. Evidence supporting the educational need includes the increasing complexity of cancer therapies and the potential for adverse events and drug interactions that require specialized management.
This knowledge-based program is intended for Pharmacists and Nurses.
1. Explain the differences between chemotherapy, biotherapy, and radiotherapy and their respective mechanisms of action.
2. Identify common adverse effects and potential complications of chemotherapy, biotherapy, and radiotherapy.
3. Discuss appropriate management strategies for common adverse effects and potential complications of chemotherapy, biotherapy, and radiotherapy.
4. Evaluate potential drug interactions between supportive care medications and cancer treatments to ensure patient safety and optimal outcomes.
5. Describe the role of non-oncology pharmacists in collaborating with oncology teams to address supportive care needs.
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Courtney Watts Alexander, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, joined the Harrison School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacogenomics in the Department of Pharmacy Practice on August 1, 2020. Her practice site is the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center (AUPCC) where her work will focus in the area of Pharmacogenomics.
Dr. Alexander grew up in Daleville, Alabama. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Alabama in 2008, she went on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy.
Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and a PGY2 oncology residency at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Alexander became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) in 2014 and a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) in 2016.
Prior to joining the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Dr. Alexander worked at Prisma-Health Upstate (formerly Greenville Health System) in Greenville, South Carolina where she served as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. In conjunction with this position, she served as an Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Alexander is an active member in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She currently serves as content expert reviewer in the ACCP/ASHP Oncology Preparatory Review and Preparation Course for those wishing to become board certified in oncology pharmacy. Her clinical and research interests include pediatric and adult oncology and pharmacogenomics.
She and her husband Jason live in Auburn with their two dogs.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-23-039-H01-P and is intended for pharmacists. The initial release date for this home-study program is August 28, 2023 and the intended expiration date is August 28, 2026.
ABN - Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515.
- 1.20 ABNAuburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
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