Instructor:

Ashley Perry, PT, DPT, MTC

Course Description:
The American Cancer Society estimates there are currently 16 million Americans who are cancer survivors. Because of improved detection and treatment, nearly 70% of patients with a cancer diagnosis will go on to live their full life expectancy. Cancer treatments however are not without peril as the side effects of surgery; chemotherapy and radiotherapy have a deleterious impact on function in a majority of patients. These side effects may occur in both the short and long term and many persist over the remaining lifetime of the patient. With escalating numbers of survivors, we also see escalating functional limitations and disability in the survivorship population necessitating a greater focus on cancer by the rehabilitation community.
Asynchronous portion will be delivered in short video modules that will be in total duration of 180 minutes and will include the following content: Cancer Epidemiology, Tumor pathology, growth & histology, Disease diagnosis & staging, Disease treatment: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapies. To be viewed prior to synchronous virtual course.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapists will be able to:

•Recognize the prevalence of cancer in the United States.
•Describe common cancer treatments including: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, andhormonal and other targeted therapies.
•Identify common impairments associated with cancer and its treatment
•Integrate current evidence to provide appropriate rehabilitation interventions for the following cancerdiagnoses: lung, hematological, colorectal, head and neck, breast, and prostate.

At the end of this presentation, Physical Therapist Assistants and Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants will be able to:

•Describe common cancer treatments including: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, andhormonal and other targeted therapies.
•Explain common impairments associated with cancer and its treatment0
•Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, integrate current evidence to provide appropriate rehabilitationinterventions for the following cancer diagnoses: lung, hematological, colorectal, head and neck, breast, andprostate.

Intended Audience:

The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) and Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) designations ONLY.

Contact Hours:

The Asynchronous course has been approved for 3.5 contact hours  by the following boards:

•Florida Physical Therapy Association for PT and PTA
•Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for OT and OTA
•Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology for SLP

The Synchronous course has been approved for 9 contact hours by the following boards:

•Florida Physical Therapy Association for PT and PTA
•Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for OT and OTA
•Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology for SLP

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test

Enrollment:
If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.