Maximizing Asparaginase Utility in Pediatric and AYA ALL/LBL: Practical Tools for Oncology Nurses


Belinda N. Mandrell, PhD, RN, PNP-AC, FAAN
Director, Division of Nursing Research
Associate Member
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Statement of Need

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to better:

  • Identify the essential role of asparaginase in pediatric and AYA ALL/LBL treatment protocols.
  • Differentiate currently available asparaginase formulations by indication, formulation, route of administration, and safety profiles.
  • Utilize recommended strategies to monitor and manage asparaginase-related toxicities and hypersensitivity.

Supported by

Supported through an independent educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Target Audience

Nursing professionals specializing in pediatrics, hematology, or oncology

Credit Information

In support of improving patient care, Creative Educational Concepts, LLC, 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.

American Nurses Credentialing Center with ILNA

This activity is designated for 1.25 contact hours.

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points in the following ILNA subject areas: Care of the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Patient, Cellular Collection, Preparative Regimens and Infusion, Foundations of Transplant, Oncologic Emergencies, Oncology Nursing Practice, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nursing Practice, Professional Practice/Performance, Symptom Management, Palliative Care, Supportive Care, Transplant Process and Infusion, and Treatment categories.

Disclosure Declaration

Dr. Mandrell reports no financial relationships to disclose.

The following individuals have no financial relationships to disclose: 

Shirley Michelle Franks, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC (Peer Reviewer)
Nichole Lainhart (Planning Committee)
Katherine Lee, PharmD (Planning Committee)
Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (Planning Committee)
Sandra Caballero, PharmD (Planning Committee)
Sharon Tordoff (Planning Committee)

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Maximizing Asparaginase Utility in Pediatric and AYA ALL/LBL: Practical Tools for Oncology Nurses
Activity Date: 09/25/2023