|Price:|| $19.95|| ||Hours:||3 Contact Hours|
Expiration Date: November 30, 2017
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not including skin cancer), but is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United Sates. (American Cancer Society [ACS], 2014a). Although several risk factors can contribute to the development of lung cancer. smoking tobacco products – even low tar, menthol or “light” cigarettes – remains the primary risk factor, and causes an estimated 80% of lung cancer deaths; cigar and pipe smokers have almost as high a risk for developing lung cancer as do cigarette smokers (ACS, 2014b). Currently, controlling such risk factors as cigarette smoking and detecting primary tumors early are the most effective ways of reducing mortality rates. Lung cancer research continues to focus on prevention, early screening methods, and more effective targeted treatments to improve outcomes and decrease the adverse effects of current treatments. All patients with lung cancer require ongoing long-term treatment, education about self-care measures, and psychosocial support. This course presents an overview of lung cancer and updated information for healthcare professionals who work with people at risk for or those diagnosed with lung cancer. In addition, because lung cancer can be a chronic illness, there are many lung cancer survivors who continue to need health care. Rapid changes in cancer care make it imperative to have current information about prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Oncology-related resources for patients, families, and clinicians are also included in the course.
|Price:|| $24.95|| ||Hours:||5 Contact Hours|
Expiration Date: August 31, 2017
This course covers many of the complexities of state-of-the-art cancer care including information on the epidemiology of cancer and cancer treatments. Cancer has in some ways become a chronic illness with many phases, signposts, and trajectories. Although some of the inroads being made in the fight against cancer are worthy of celebration, the situation is complicated.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1460 Cancer Nursing: A Solid Foundation for Practice, 3rd Edition.
|Price:|| $29.95|| ||Hours:||7 Contact Hours|
Expiration Date: February 28, 2018
Over the past several decades, significant gains have been made in the field of pain management.
There is a better understanding of the neurophysiological mechanisms of acute and chronic (persistent) pain. This understanding has led to both the development of new pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies. There is an increased understanding that pain treatment requires the expertise of an interdisciplinary team. Licensed practical nurses and registered nurses care for patients who experience pain in acute care, long-term care, and community settings. When caring for the person in pain, nurses and other healthcare professionals need to consider how pain affects the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being of individuals. An important role of the nurse in providing quality patient care is advocating for effective pain treatment. Because pain is a universal experience, nurses need to be knowledgeable regarding the assessment and treatment of pain across healthcare settings and for diverse populations. In initial educational programs, nurses and other healthcare professionals receive limited education regarding pain and effective pain management. The increase in prescription drug abuse has increased the need for nurses and other healthcare professionals to understand safety and legal requirements for prescribing and administering pain medications. Furthermore, rapidly developing scientific knowledge has made it difficult for healthcare professionals to remain current in pain management.
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about pain and nursing care for persons experiencing pain caused by cancer and its treatment. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of chronic pain. With this knowledge, the learner will be able to both educate patients and advocate for effective cancer pain treatment.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Pain Management: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition (Item #N1457)