Supportive care is a collective term that includes measures taken to increase the overall level of patient wellbeing throughout the cancer treatment.This is the second part of a two-part introductory-level course that was designed to help cancer care professionals, including Advanced Practice Providers, Pharmacists, Fellows, and others, understand the basics of supportive care in oncology in order to improve the patient’s quality of life. The expert-led course is broken down into eight sections, including: mood disorders, neuropathy, mucositis, end of life care, constipation, dermatologic toxicity, soft tissue disorders of the head and neck, and cancer-related fatigue.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify therapies used in the management of neuropathy in cancer patients
2. Recognize the etiology, pathophysiology and manifestations of lymph edema and fibrosis in the head and neck cancer population.
3. Manage common symptoms present with all stages of cancer care including, treatment-related dermatologic toxicities, fatigue, mood disorders, cancer-treatment related oral mucositis, and constipation.
4. Assist with family distress and bereavement and manage the symptoms present at end of life for cancer patients.
- Medical Knowledge
Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:
- Working as a part of interprofessional teams
- Delivering patient-centered care
- Practicing evidence-based medicine
Note: This course is accessible through mobile devices as well as personal computers
For additional Supportive Care education, visit the Supportive Oncology Care I course on ASCO University.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This course expires on May 25, 2019. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to be eligible to claim credit.
6 Credits/Points are available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- ABIM MOC Points
- CNE Contact Hours
- CPE Credits
- Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.
- Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.