Tobacco Cessation Webinars - July 20 and 22, 2015
Those participating in the MOQC Tobacco Cessation Collaborative should check out these two great webinars coming up this month:
Tobacco Cessation Resources for Cancer Patients and Survivors: Current Landscape and Call to Action
Hosted by the George Washington Cancer Institute
July 20, 2015, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Focus on Tobacco Use and Dependence
Hosted by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center and American Academy of Family Physicians
July 22, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

MSHO Oncology Pharmacy Forum - August 5, 2015
The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology is hosting a day long conference dedicated to Michigan Oncology Pharmacists’ education and networking. Course Director, Emily Mackler, PharmD, BCOP along with the planning committee have assembled an outstanding faculty with topics that include:

  • Pharmacy Collaborative Practice Agreements in Oncology
  • Novel Anticoagulants and Antithrombotics in the Oncology Patient
  • Tackling the Challenges of Oral Chemotherapy: Experiences of Three Practitioners (all from MOQC practices!)
    • Shawn Ramseyer, RN (Henry Ford Health System)
    • Joanne Anderson, BSN, RN, OCN (Sparrow Cancer Center)
    • Elaine McNamara, RNC, MSH, FNP-BC (Memorial Cancer Center)
  • Updates in the Management of Neuropathic Pain in Oncology Patients
  • New and Novel Biologic Anticancer Treatments
  • Click here for more information about the MSHO Oncology Pharmacy Forum

    Spring 2015 Palliative Care Dashboards Now Available
    If you submitted data to the QOPI Spring 2015 round, you should be receiving your personalized Palliative Care Dashboard from MOQC via email. Please watch this short tutorial to learn how to use your dashboard. If you did not receive a dashboard at your practice, please contact Laura Petersen and we will be happy to provide one for you.

    Tobacco Cessation Collaborative: Apply Now!
    UPDATE: The Michigan Tobacco Quitline has renewed the free program for cancer patients in Michigan through August 2015! The program includes free coaching services and free Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

    MOQC in partnership with Michigan Cancer Consortium is sponsoring an initiative to change clinical culture and practice patterns to ensure that every patient being treated for cancer who uses tobacco is identified, advised to quit, and offered scientifically sound treatments. Over 30 sites are currently participating, and we are now seeking additional participants. A two hour training session is all that is required for your site to get started.
    Click here for more information about the Tobacco Cessation Project

    Teams sharing best practices at the Tobacco Cessation Collaborative Meeting #3

    Oral Oncolytics Collaborative - Adherence Workshop on December 5, 2014!
    MOQC’s third collaborative session focusing on improving care for patients on oral oncolytics drew over 50 pharmacists, physicians, and nurses from around the state. In addition to a patient panel where participants heard firsthand about the challenges of taking oral onolytics, participants learned about self management and medication adherence strategies for this vulnerable population.
    Click here for more information about the Oral Oncolytics Collaborative

    50 participants attended the Oral Oncolytics Adherence Workshop on December 5, 2014

    MOQC/MCC Tobacco Cessation Patient Education Video
    MOQC and MCC have collaborated to develop a video to educate cancer patients on why it matters for them to quit using tobacco and to inform them of resources available to help them quit, including the Michigan Tobacco Quitline which offers free coaching services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy for cancer patients. We would like to extend a special thank you to Lacks Cancer Center and Dr. Bruce Shabahang for participating in this video project!

    Advance Care Planning Collaborative
    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a dynamic process that includes a range of elements that may vary depending on individual patient and family needs. At a minimum, ACP includes: clarifying patients’ understanding of their illness and treatment options; understanding patients’ values, beliefs, and goals of care; identifying patients’ wishes; and identifying a substitute decision maker.
    Click here for more information about the Advance Care Planning Collaborative

    Participants at the Advance Care Planning Collaborative Meeting #3 on September 12, 2014