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Oncology: Role of Physical Therapy

Course #: 03-1475

Price: $27.00

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Around 2 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer annually. This course explores the intersection of oncology and physical therapy, providing healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to enhance the care and quality of life for individuals undergoing cancer treatment. Participants will delve into the physiological impact of cancer and its treatments, learning evidence-based strategies for addressing pain management, fatigue, and mobility challenges. It will cover quality of life, short and long-term treatment, the psychosocial impact of cancer, complications of cancer treatment, and the process of an oncology board certification. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this course equips practitioners to develop personalized rehabilitation plans, fostering collaboration between oncologists and physical therapists. With a focus on patient-centered care, participants will gain insights into effective communication and support strategies for individuals navigating the complex journey of cancer treatment.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Recall complications of cancer treatment and effective remedies to enhance quality of life.
  2. Identify psychosocial elements that cancer diagnosis and treatment affect among populations impacted by cancer.
  3. Recognize strategies for physical therapists and assistants to provide compassionate and understanding care to those diagnosed with cancer.

CEU Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Background Information
  3. Section 1: Key Terms
  4. Section 1: Summary
  5. Section 2: The Effects of Cancer and Treatment
  6. Section 2: Key Words
  7. Section 2: Summary
  8. Section 3: The Role of Physical Therapy
  9. Section 3: Key Words
  10. Section 3: Summary
  11. Case Study #1
  12. Case Study #2
  13. Conclusion 
  14. References


Total Time = 3.00 hours

Instructional Level: Introductory

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Course Date: 2024-02-13

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