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  • Oncology Rehabilitation: Applying the Current Evidence

    Course Date: February 03, 2018  –  February 04, 2018

    Saturday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sunday 8:00AM - 1:00PM
    ** Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time. 

    Location:
    Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
    Assembly Rooms 1&2
    Jacksonville, FL  32216 

    Course Description:
    The American Cancer Society estimates there are currently 14 million Americans surviving their diagnosis of cancer. Because of improved detection and treatment, survival rates are improving. 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.

    This course will provide rehabilitation professionals with a comprehensive overview of the disease epidemiology, diagnosis and medical treatment for the following cancer diagnoses: lung, hematological, colorectal, head and neck and gynecological. Emphasis will be placed on the side effects of medical treatment and their unique multi-system impact on function. Examination, Evaluation, Review of Systems and treatment planning, specific to a rehabilitation plan of care will be covered. Precautions and contraindications with common rehabilitation interventions will be highlighted along with recommended practical rehabilitation intervention strategies.

    Course Objectives:
    At the end of this presentation, Physical Therapists will be able to:

    1. Describe common cancer treatments including: mastectomy, breast conserving surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone and targeted therapy.
    2. Identify common impairments associated with cancer and its treatment
    3. Integrate current evidence to provide appropriate rehabilitation interventions for the following cancer diagnoses: lung, hematological, colorectal, head and neck and gynecological.

    At the end of this presentation, Physical Therapists Assistants will be able to:

    1. Describe common cancer treatments including: mastectomy, breast conserving surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone and targeted therapy.
    2. Explain common impairments associated with cancer and its treatment
    3. Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, integrate current evidence to provide appropriate rehabilitation interventions for the following cancer diagnoses: lung, hematological, colorectal, head, neck, and gynecological.

    Presenters:

    Nicole Stout, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
    Shana Harrington, PT, PhD, SCS, MTC

    Intended Audience:
    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for licensed Physical Therapists (PT), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA) and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) clinical designations. 

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify! 

    CEUS:
    This course is approved for 12 contact Hours (1.2 CEUs) 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

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    How to Enroll: 
    Simply select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and click the "Order Now" button to pay by credit card. After payment, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment.

    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or Brooks department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Please make checks payable to Brooks Rehabilitation

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.