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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC
on behalf of Western Schools

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Launch date: 16 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Skin cancer is a major public health problem. There are more than 5.4 million cases of basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer, Merkel cell skin cancer, keratoacanthoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and cutaneous lymphoma skin cancer annually, and the incidence rates of melanoma have been increasing for at least the past 30 years. However, most basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer, Merkel cell skin cancers, keratoacanthomas, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and cutaneous lymphoma skin cancers can be cured if the cancer is detected and treated early.

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with an overview of the prevalence and management of skin cancer. This course will enable nurses to better understand skin cancer and the nursing care needs of patients and their families. Topics discussed include an overview of the epidemiology of skin cancer, modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, risk assessment, prevention strategies, strengths and limitations of detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and standard treatment modalities, including surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. A case study at the end of the course will help to illustrate the content.

Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Objectives

Describe the epidemiology of all types of skin cancer and risk factors for its development.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the epidemiology of all types of skin cancer and risk factors for its development.
Explain strategies to prevent all types of skin cancer.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to explain strategies to prevent all types of skin cancer.
Describe the diagnostic workup and staging schemas for benign and malignant skin cancers.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the diagnostic workup and staging schemas for benign and malignant skin cancers.
Explain treatment modalities for benign and malignant skin cancers.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to explain treatment modalities for benign and malignant skin cancers.
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC

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Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC
on behalf of Western Schools

Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC, has more than 35 years of oncology experience focusing primarily on cancer prevention, early detection, and genetics. She has authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mahon is a frequent speaker for both the public and healthcare professionals on cancer-related topics.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 3.00 Hours

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