Management of the Cancer Patient in the Acute Care Setting

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Target Audience

OT, COTA, PT, PTA, RN

Description

This course will give a general overview of cancer from staging, testing, treatment and side effects to special patient populations, rehabilitation considerations, discharge issues, burnout and end of life discussions for the most common cancer diagnoses.

Featuring Expert Faculty from the Atrium Health Learning Academy:
Kathryn E. 'Katie' Tasillo, PT, DPT

Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.

Objectives

  • Learn 5 new strategies for rehabilitation and the cancer patient;
  • Recognize 5 red flags for cancer presence;
  • Describe 3 ways the geriatric oncology patient is more complicated and 2 theories why cancer develops in this population;
  • Explain presence of chemo-induced neuropathy compared to a diabetic neuropathy;
  • Analyze and discuss critical lab values in the cancer patients and their implications on treatment course;
  • Develop a clear understanding of the differences between the most common hematological cancers and how to develop an appropriate plan of care;
  • Learn how to accurately demonstrate the ability to use the appropriate outcome measures for the oncology patient in the acute care setting;
  • Develop a deeper appreciation of the complexity of oncologic emergencies and how to adapt our treatments when appropriate;
  • Leave with a clearer understanding of at least 3 orthopedic, neurological and surgical rehab considerations;
  • Discuss new ways to adapt quickly to change in the acute care setting with patient status, disposition and plan of care;
  • Identify the potential side effects of cancer treatments and their implications for acute care therapy;
  • Develop a clearer understanding of cancer-related fatigue and how it impacts this population;
  • Develop a deeper appreciation of handling patients and families at the end-of-life compassion, empathy and recognition of the stages of grief;
  • Learn the signs of burnout and how to help prevent;
  • Identify discharge planning barriers in the complex patient group;
  • Discuss the role of the OT and PT for the hospice patient;
  • Discuss challenging patient case studies.

Contact

Chanyne C Cupil, BS

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Kathryn E Tasillo, PT, DPT
Date(s)
Aug 21, 2020
Time
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Check-In Time
7:30 AM
Credit
0.80 - CEU
8.00 - Contact Hours
8.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Description
This course will give a general overview of cancer from staging, testing, treatment and side effects to special patient populations, rehabilitation considerations, discharge issues, burnout and end of life discussions for the most common cancer diagnoses. Featuring Expert Faculty from the Atrium Health Learning Academy: Kathryn E. 'Katie' Tasillo, PT, DPT Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Aug 21, 2020
Time
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$150.00
Pre-Registration Fee (Before August 14, 2020) Morning Coffee & Tea and Lunch Provided
Credits
0.80
CEU
8.00
Contact Hours
8.00
NCBPTE Contact Hours