Course Description, Objectives, & Agenda
Core Competencies in Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation
Core Competencies in Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation is a comprehensive, introductory, clinical education course designed to advance awareness, knowledge, and clinical competency for healthcare professionals of all experience levels in the field of interdisciplinary cancer rehabilitation. The American Cancer Society has predicted a tsunami of over 22 million Americans that will have a history of cancer by 2030.
This course supports clinicians to meet the multifaceted needs and impairments of people living with and beyond cancer to provide cohesive rehabilitative and supportive care services. Based on current, evidence-based rehabilitation clinical practice guidelines and oncology industry recommendations and standards, the course is comprised of 35 individual seminars created by well-known, distinguished leaders and educators in oncology and oncology rehabilitation.
This course will enhance the participants’ knowledge of:
The disease of cancer and medical treatments for cancer control Acute, late, and long-term effects of the disease and its treatment interventions on the body systems Essential components of interdisciplinary cancer rehabilitation throughout the continuum of care
At the completion of this course, participants will be prepared to safely and confidently navigate the logistical challenges associated with identifying the need for and providing competent, high-quality cancer rehabilitative care to people with cancer diagnoses to optimize their quality of life and overall survivorship.
Course Type: e-course, self-study - recorded video content (24hrs), supplemental reading (2hrs)
Course Level: Introductory
Appropriate Disciplines: ATC, PT/PTA, OT/COTA, SLP/SLPA
Attendance: Log in using a unique username/password. Must watch 90% min. of each video to progress.
Assessment: Multiple choice and true/false quizzes – 80% correct is passing score
Participants must watch all videos, pass all quizzes, and submit a completed course evaluation to receive a certificate of completion including continuing education credit where applicable.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Define cancer survivorship, and describe the impact that it has on survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the community. Identify essential members of an interdisciplinary cancer care team derived from oncology, rehabilitation and define their roles and responsibilities in meeting the needs of cancer survivors and caregivers throughout the cancer care continuum. Describe how cancer and cancer treatment interventions may result in acute, late, and long-term effects on body systems. Interpret oncology and rehabilitation industry guidelines that drive high-quality cancer rehabilitation practices as a standard of cancer care. Provide guidelines for surveillance, screening, and pre-surgical assessments for timely triage and intervention for people with cancer-related impairments from diagnosis through end of life. Explain how appropriate screening, referral, and intervention practices implemented by competent and cohesive cancer care teams effectively decrease distress, improve quality of life, and promote overall survivorship for cancer survivors and caregivers. Exhibit evidence-based rehabilitative knowledge regarding safe evaluation and treatment interventions for people with previous, active, or comorbid cancer diagnoses.