Disciplines:
  • Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, APNG
Peer Reviewer(s): Mary Louise Kanaskie, MS, RN-BC, AOCN
Item#: N1584
Contents: 1 Course Book (38 pages)

Skin Cancer



Price $14.95
Item # N1584
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.

Skin cancer continues to be a growing public health concern. This continuing education course provides an overview of the prevalence and management of the different types of skin cancer. It guides the nurse through modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors how to perform a risk assessment physical characteristics and detection strategies AJCC staging new treatment modalities and Healthy People 2020 public health initiatives. Inclusion of the latest SPF sunscreen recommendations and skin cancer prevention strategies to share with patients and families make this a must-have course! 

This course is an extraction of and should not be taken in conjunction with N1404 Cancer in Women, 2nd Edition.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the main risk factors for developing skin cancer.
  • Distinguish between non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers.
  • Describe at least three means to prevent skin cancer.
  • Identify prognostic indicators used in the diagnosis of skin cancer.
  • Describe treatment modalities for the various types of skin cancer.
Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, APNG, is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Nursing Adult Nursing School of Nursing at Saint Louis University in St. Louis MO. She has worked in the area of cancer prevention and early detection for over 20 years. She provides cancer genetics education services at the Saint Louis University Cancer Center. She has published extensively on topics in cancer prevention and genetics.
Mary Louise Kanaskie, MS, RN-BC, AOCN, has been a nurse educator for over 25 years with experience in oncology and medical-surgical nursing. In this role, she designs, implements, and evaluates basic and advanced education programs and specialty courses related to oncology and medical-surgical nursing. Ms. Kanaskie lectures in oncology nursing core review courses on the topics of cancer pain management, the biology of cancer, and ethical decision making. In addition, she is an ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Course Trainer and Genetics Course Trainer. An active member of the Oncology Nursing Society, she has served as Coordinator of the Staff Education Special Interest Group and has been a presenter at the National ONS Congress. In 2007, she was awarded the ONS Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award. Ms. Kanaskie is a contributing author and co-editor of the 2005 ONS Second Edition Continuing Education Activities – A Planning Manual.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.