Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Division of Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.
The overarching goal of the course is to bring a practical approach to the care of cancer survivors to an audience of healthcare professionals who are working in primary care and other specialties. With 17 million cancer survivors in the US population today, it is imperative that we expand capacity to care for individuals whose health outcomes depends on the prompt recognition of treatment related toxicities and access to the best possible preventive care. There is evidence to support the fact that there is a knowledge gap about cancer survivorship among primary care physicians and this prevents them from integrating this domain of care into their practices. We surveyed existing courses and even contacted medical schools and professional societies in order to identify the needs and opportunities for engaging primary care physicians and stimulating their interest in this topic. We then based our approach on the pedagogy recommended by education experts (we consulted with the Graduate School of Education) and assembled a team of experts in cancer care and survivorship care and designed a first-in-class course that is short, engaging, relevant and we hope will be useful for learners.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify key parts of a cancer history that may impact health for cancer survivors
- Evaluate long term and late effects of cancer treatments on patients well being.
- Use details of cancer diagnosis and treatment to make risk-based recommendations for co-morbidity management and preventive care
- Employ strategies for communication and collaboration with your patients and the whole care team
Estimated Time to Complete: 2.0 hours
CME Credits Offered: 2.0
Registration Fee: FREE
The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (rn.ca.gov). Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.
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