Panel 01 - (INTERACTIVE) Integration of Advanced Practice Providers in Radiation Oncology

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Room W183

Session Type: Panel
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.25 CAMPEP Credits
1.5 MDCB Credits

This session will review the integration of APPs into radiation oncology practice through a panel presentation of advanced practice providers and radiation oncologists who will provide examples of APP contribution in helping to enhance clinical care. This includes but is not limited to: on-treatment management, symptom and acute toxicity management during treatment, inpatient consultations, procedural assistance, treatment planning, follow-up, survivorship and research.
APP partnership models and examples will also be discussed, including service-specific models, survivorship clinics, education, and procedural support. There will also be an overview of billing procedures and plans for the future, in the age of quality and value.

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Lorraine Drapek, DNP

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston Oncology Nursing Society: President: Leadership


Lorraine Drapek DNP FNP-BC AOCNP is a Nurse Practitioner in Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a doctorate degree in nursing practice. She has practiced nursing for over thirty years, and oncology nursing for 20 years. Her nursing experience includes acute, outpatient, and home care.
As a nurse practitioner, she focuses on curative and palliative care, symptom management, patients receiving care on clinical trials, and survivorship. Her clinical oncology experience is general in scope with a concentration in the care of patients with gastrointestinal or gynecologic cancers. Her doctoral project focused on sexual/vaginal health for women receiving pelvic radiation. She currently runs a sexual health clinic for women who have received pelvic radiation.


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