Incorporating Cancer Survivorship Into Primary Care Webinar Recording
Dr. Wender and Dr. Nekhlyudov recently presented on a webinar titled, “Incorporating Cancer Survivorship into Primary Care.” Their presentation addressed the following topics:
•Learning the goals for enhancing cancer survivorship
•Understanding the basics of cancer survivorship care
•Accessing resources available to support cancer survivors in their healthcare journey
Action for PSE Change: A Training
No-Cost Online Training on Policy, Systems and Environmental Change: A Resource for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals
The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is excited to announce the launch of Action for Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Change: A Training through its Online Academy. Through a series of self-paced modules, the training walks participants through:
- An overview of the PSE change process
- The evidence base for PSE change
- A full-length case study detailing the PSE change process
- Stepwise worksheets to plan PSE change
- Real-world examples from comprehensive cancer control programs
- Extensive resources on PSE change
Get started in 3 easy steps:
- Visit the GW Cancer Center Online Academy at bit.ly/GWCCOnlineAcademy
- Login or register for an account
- Use enrollment code: PSETrain (case sensitive)
Palliative Care in Oncology Webinar
A new webinar is now available online offering tips and tools for taking action to improve quality of care and quality of life. The webinar discusses ways of integrating palliative care in oncology practice, including practical tips and information to:
- Improve proficiency explaining palliative care and its benefits across the care continuum among patients, families, and practitioners.
- Use the NCCCP Cancer Care Assessment tool, developed by the National Cancer Institute to:
- Assess the capacity of your palliative care program.
- Improve collaboration within your setting and with community stakeholders.
- Secure/maintain accreditation and develop quality improvement projects.
- Access resources available to support cancer centers and oncology teams.
Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers
The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a free continuing education program that provides a forum to educate primary care providers (e.g., general medicine physicians, geriatricians, gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses) who may have patients who are cancer survivors about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting.
Clinicians can learn about caring for survivors of adult-onset cancers through a series of ten enduring online educational modules.
CDC’s New Gynecologic Cancer Curriculum
CDC developed a new e-learning curriculum about the risk factors, symptoms, prevention strategies, and screening recommendations of gynecologic cancers. The curriculum, intended for primary health care professionals, consists of 6 modules that address gynecologic cancers including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. Access these case-based e-learning modules and earn free CE!
We encourage you to watch two brief three minute video funded in part by the South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program on the evidence-based colorectal cancer screenings available to your patients, as well as risk appropriate screening for breast cancer.
The Sanford Cancer Center would like to help you raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening in your organization by having the Sanford Inflatable SemiColon at your location. The inflatable SemiColon is a great visual tool to show why we should get screened for Colorectal Cancer and what can happen if we don’t. View the flyer for additional details.
Please contact Shannon Park at Shannon.Park@Sanfordhealth.org or by phone at 605-328-6064 for more details or to schedule the Sanford SemiColon in your location!
CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is pleased to make available two new CDC-sponsored continuing education courses for health care providers: “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality.” One version is intended for primary care providers, and the other is intended for clinicians who perform colonoscopies. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.
Colorectal cancer screening can save lives, but well-documented problems with screening implementation in clinical practice can reduce its effectiveness. These courses provide guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening to help ensure that patients receive maximum benefit. The courses were developed by a group of nationally recognized experts in colorectal cancer screening, including primary care clinicians, gastroenterologists, and leaders in public health programs and research.
The courses can be accessed free of charge at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/quality/.