Full course description

About this course

The results of genetic testing can be complex. While a result may be categorized as positive, negative, or uncertain, the clinical significance of any result depends strongly on the patient’s personal and family history. Whether or not you are the ordering provider, you may be offering additional guidance and coordinating management changes based on the results. In this lesson you will practice interpreting genetic testing results within a patient’s specific context.

Disclosures
Release Date: May 3, 2017
Expiration Date: April 4, 2019

Learning outcomes

  • Collect family history to guide screening of cancer risk
  • Communicate genomic information in a patient-centered way

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing nurses and/or advanced practice nurses, physicians and physician assistants.

CNE Approval Statement
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

Claiming Your Credit
In order to claim credit 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module content in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment answering 2 out of 4 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.    

Nurses are eligible for a maximum of .25 contact hours upon the completion of this activity.

Planners, Writers, and Reviewers
Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory
Greg Feero, MD, PhD, Maine General Medical Center; Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program
Therese Ingram Nissen, MA, The Jackson Laboratory
Suzanne Levasseur, APRN
Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory
Suzanna Schott, ScM, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory
Robin Schwartz, MS, CGC, UCONN Health, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
Linda Steinmark, ScM, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory

Dr. Abdullah Elias, MD, Shodair Children's Hospital, and Dr. Susan Miesfeldt, Maine Medical Center, contributed to an earlier version of this program.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure
This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest.

Commercial Support
An earlier version of this program was supported by educational grants from The Maine Cancer Foundation and The Jackson Laboratory Director's Innovation Fund. There is no commercial support being received for this activity.

Hardware/software Requirements
Audio speakers or headphones
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher
MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, etc. 
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher 

Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please email Emily Edelman or call 207-288-6972.

Should you have technical questions, please email 
Therese Ingram.