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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Part III: Evidence for Assessment and Treatment of the Oncology Patient



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Part III: Evidence for Assessment and Treatment of the Oncology Patient     $104.83


This lecture is part of the following course:
Treating a Patient With Cancer: What Outpatient PTs Need to Know

Description

In 2016, it is estimated that 1.7 million individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. Although these numbers are twice as much as those who will be diagnosed with stroke (795,000/year) each year in the U.S., and more than 10 times as many as those who will be diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (125,000) each year in the U.S., there continues to be a lack of courses specifically devoted to oncology within physical therapy programs. With a growing population of cancer survivors in the U.S., estimated to be 19 million people living beyond a cancer diagnosis in 2024, all physical therapists should be able to implement personalized care, using current evidence, in order to best treat the oncology population.

Rehabilitation professionals will undoubtedly encounter cancer survivors regardless of their work setting and need to be equipped to provide effective and appropriate treatments. This final session of three lectures applies the current evidence to discuss how rehabilitation can improve pain, fatigue and quality of life in individuals diagnosed with breast, prostate, colon and melanoma cancers. The professors review evaluation databases to guide effectiveness and review oncology exam principles while discussing specifics unique to breast, prostate, colorectal and melanoma. Evidence will be presented to support interventions where applicable, and a discussion on resources available for clinicians working with cancer survivors will be shared.

Primary lecturer: Sharlynn Tuohy PT, DPT, M.B.A.

Oncology Section, American Physical Therapy AssociationNote: The audio for this course was recorded by the Oncology Section of the APTA at the 2017 Annual Combined Sections Meeting.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 3.50

Rating:   

Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this seminar, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain how rehabilitation can improve pain, fatigue and quality of life using current evidence.
  2. Use an evaluation database to guide effectiveness.
  3. Understand cancer pain and fatigue, and evaluate pain, fatigue and quality of life with appropriate measures.
  4. Apply oncology exam principles.
  5. Identify specifics unique to breast, prostate, colorectal and melanoma.
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