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The Department of Radiation Oncology is in the new Perelman Center. Occupying approximately 80,000 square feet on the Concourse Level, the new treatment facilities includes the most advanced proton and conventional radiation treatment modalities available as well as public spaces designed for the highest levels of patient comfort.


Erin McMenamin

Erin McMenamin
Education/ Institution

BSN, Widener University
MSN, University of Pennsylvania,
Post-MSN Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Title

Clinical Associate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Title

Nurse Practitioner

Department/Cancer Program

Radiation Oncology/Head and Neck Service

Clinical Expertise

Pain and symptom management

Research Expertise
Certifications

Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center
Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse (ACHPN), National Board for Certification
of Hospice and Palliative Nurses
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN), Oncology Nurse Credentialing Corporation

Publications

McMenamin, E. (2012). Appropriate use of naloxone in the clinicalsetting. The Journal for
Nurse Practitioners, 8(5), 394-398

Jones, J., McMenamin, E., and Quon, H. (2011). Treatment of Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord
Compression: the Goldilocks Principle. Supportive Oncology, 9(4), 125-126.

McMenamin, E. (2011). Pain Management Principles. Current Problems in Cancer, 35(6),
317-323.

Ersek, M., Sebego, M., Marini Bloom, A., Shaibu, S., McMenamin, E. & Mokotidi, M. (2010).
Development and Evaluation of an International, Interdisciplinary Palliative Care
Workshop in Botswana. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 16, 1; 13-21.

McMenamin, E. (2010). Cancer Pain Management. In Cancer Nursing, Seventh Edition.
Yarbro, C., Wucjik, D., & Holmes Gobel, B., Eds. Jones & Bartlett: Boston, MA.

Gavrin, J.G. and McMenamin, E.M. (2008). Pain Management in Palliative Care Oncology
Patients. Current Pain and Headache reports, 12, 4; 257-261.

McMenamin, E. & Farrar, J.T. (2002). Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl Citrate (OTFC): A Novel
Agent for Breakthrough Pain Related to Cancer. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics,
2(5), 89-93.

McMenamin, E., Keane, A. & Polomano, R. (2001). Pain; The Fifth Vital Sign. In Medical-
Surgical Nursing Across the Health Care Continuum, Fourth Edition, Ignatavicius, D. &
Workman, L. Eds. Harcourt; Philadelphia, PA.

McMenamin, E., McCorkle, R., Barg, F., Jepson, C., & Abrahms, J. (1995). Implementing A
Multidisciplinary Cancer Pain Education Panel. Cancer Practice, 3, (5), 303-309.

McMenamin, E. (1993). Catheter Fracture: A Complication in Venous Access Devices. Cancer
Nursing 16, (6), 364-367.

Presentations

McMenamin, E. HPV Related Cancer of the Head and Neck. American College of Nurse
Practitioners National Conference, Toronto Canada, October, 2012.

McMenamin, E. HPV Related Head and Neck Cancers. Oncology Nursing Society Congress,
New Orleans Louisiana, May 2012.

McMenamin, E. Proton Therapy: What’s All the Fuss About?, American College of Nurse
Practitioners National Conference, Denver Colorado, October, 2011

McMenamin, E.Interventional Management of Cancer Pain, American College of Nurse

Practitioners National Conference, Tampa, FL – November, 2010

McMenamin, E. Interventional Management of Chronic Non-Malignant Pain, American
College of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October, 2009

McMenamin, E. Pain in Seriously Ill Patients, Palliative Care Course, University of Botswana,
Africa, June, 2009

Abstracts/Posters

Thukral, A, Kim, M, Hwang, WT, Bar Ad, V, McMenamin, E, Quon, H, Alonso-Basanta, M
Lustig, R, and Lin, A. Gabapentin During Head and Neck Chemoradiation: A
Prospective Study Assessing Quality of Life and Pain Control. ASTRO National
Meeting, Miami, Florida, October 2-6, 2011.

Moore, A., Espeleta, J., and McMenamin, E. Implementation of the CADD (Continuous
Ambulatory Delivery Device) in the Inpatient Oncology Setting for the Safe Delivery of
High Dose Opioid Infusions in Cancer Patients. Oncology Nursing Society Annual
Meeting, May 16-19, 2008.

Hennessy S, Carozzoni C, Weiner MG, Gibson GA, Bilker W, Livshits A, McMenamin E,
Blackwood-Chichir MA, Silber J. Descriptive epidemiology of early-onset adverse
effects of cancer chemotherapy. American Society of Clinical Oncology 38th Annual
Meeting, May 18 - 21, 2002 Orlando, Florida

Hennessy S, Carozzoni C, Weiner MG, Gibson GA, Bilker W, Livshits A, McMenamin E,
Blackwood-Chichir MA, Silber J. Descriptive epidemiology of early-onset adverse
effects of cancer chemotherapy. 18th International Conference on
Pharmacoepidemiology, August 19-21, 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland.

McMenamin, E. & Farrar, J. A comparison of pain intensity to pain distress ratings in a cancer
population. Oncology Nursing Society National Meeting,; May 16-20, 2001; San Diego,
CA.

McMenamin, E., Rogers, J., & Pickett, M. Development of Multi-Site Nursing Research
Opportunities within the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Network. Advancing
Care in Serious Illness through Nursing Research, 2nd Annual Scientific Symposium:
Center for Advancing Care in Serious Illness, University of Pennsylvania, School of
Nursing; March 7-8,1996; Philadelphia, PA,.

McMenamin, E., Rogers, J.M., & Pickett, M. Development of Multi-Site Nursing Research
Opportunities within the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Network.
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Fourth Annual Scientific Symposium and
Retreat, February 23, 1996; Philadelphia, PA,

Pickett, M., McMenamin, E., & Rogers, J. Patient Satisfaction with Pain and Symptom
Management within a Comprehensive Cancer Center Network. American Nurses
Association Council for Nursing Research 1996 Scientific Session, Capital Hill Hyatt
Hotel, June 14, 1996; Washington, DC.

Pickett, M., McMenamin, E., & Rogers, J.M. Patient Satisfaction with Pain and Symptom
Management within a Comprehensive Cancer Center Network. University of
Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Behavioral Sciences Research Program Fall Retreat;
November 16, 1995; Philadelphia, PA,

Memberships

American College of Nurse Practitioners
Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau

Contact Information

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Radiation Oncology
2nd Floor West PCAM
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215 662 2428

Practice Locations

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Concourse Level and 4th Floor West PCAM
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104



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