Disciplines:

Respiratory Therapy

Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST
Peer Reviewer(s): Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS
Item#: V7309
Contents: 1 Course Book (56 pages)

Lung Cancer


Price $19.95
Item # V7309
New
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: April 10, 2018

This course presents an overview of lung cancer and updated information for respiratory therapists who work with people at risk for or those diagnosed with lung cancer. In addition, because lung cancer can be a chronic illness, many lung cancer survivors continue to need health care. 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 treatments. 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.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiological trends for lung cancer in the United States.
  • Identify risk factors associated with lung cancer development.
  • Describe the development and clinical manifestations and components of diagnostic evaluation for lung cancer.
  • Discuss the current treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and management strategies to alleviate the common symptoms of lung cancer.
  • Identify measures to provide psychosocial support to the patient and family and promote lung cancer prevention.

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an associate research professor and program director in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Dr. Marin received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Riverside; an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College.

Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS, is an independent facilitator for patient advocacy for underprivileged individuals in her immediate community. Beth received a master’s degree in microbiology from Georgetown University, a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University, and an AS RT from Victor Valley College. She gained her experience working at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in the NICU, PICU, and emergency departments, at Loma Linda University as an adjunct faculty member, and at Victor Valley College as a clinical instructor.

  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • 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.