Pancreatic Cancer  - CME596

Pancreatic Cancer

by Kathleen Lattavo, RNC, MSN, APJN-BC and Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, DABPN (CME Contributor/Reviewer) and Bente Dalby, RN, MN and Deborah Leslie, RN, BSN, OCN
CME596
(4.7 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine and Surgery (1.00 Credits)

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Price: $15.00
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Summary:

Pancreatic cancer remains difficult to diagnose and treat because no clear early warning signs and symptoms exist and many symptoms reported are vague and can be attributed to other, benign causes. Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that 43,920 men and women will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012, and about 37,390 men and women will die of it in 2012. The rate of pancreatic cancer has increased about 1.5% per year since 2004. All healthcare professionals need to be informed about pancreatic cancer so they can be alert for its signs and symptoms and should be aware of risk factors and be knowledgeable about treatment options. This module discusses risk factors, diagnostics and treatment options for pancreatic cancer.

Objectives:

The purpose of this module is to inform nurses, EMTs and paramedics and radiologic technologists about the incidence, pathophysiology, identification and treatment of pancreatic cancer. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name three signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer
  • Compare and contrast two treatment options for pancreatic cancer
  • Discuss two palliative care interventions for pancreatic cancer

Educational Gap: Health professionals are not able to identify and treat pancreatic cancer.

This course was reviewed and approved by Scott H. Plantz, MD, FAAEM, representing the University of Louisville School of Medicine Continuing Health Sciences Education.


 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, physicians, and radiologic technologists.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.

Course Originally Released on: 9/25/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/24/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/24/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. ContinuingEducation.com guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Purpose and Target Audience

University of Louisville The purpose of this educational module is to provide timely and current information on this important healthcare topic to the physician and other healthcare professionals eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physician Continuing Education Credit

The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development office designates for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Completion Requirements and Certificate of Completion

After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. To successfully complete the course, you must achieve a score of 75% on the multiple-choice exam. You may retake the test as many times as necessary to pass. To complete the test process and receive your certificate of completion, you must complete a brief survey about the course material and process. After completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. Certificates will reflect the time and date the user passes the test (Eastern Time, U.S.). In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Louisville and ContinuingEducation.com. The University of Louisville is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

Skill Requirements

Basic Computer & Browser Skills

Hardware and Software Requirements

High-speed internet connection (Broadband, Cable or DSL)
256 MBs or more of RAM
Windows 2000 or higher
MacOS 10.1 or higher

Technical Support/Questions

If you need technical support or have questions about the course, please e-mail ce@continuingeducation.com or call us at 866-865-7277.

For questions about the Internet CME activity content, please contact University of Louisville Continuing Health Sciences Education at chse@louisville.edu.

Special Services

If you need special accommodations due to a disability or require an alternative form of course materials email ce@continuingeducation.com or call us at 866-865-7277. ContinuingEducation.com is committed to providing whatever special assistance its users require to complete this educational activity.

Disclosures

The content contributors have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Staff and Advisory Board Disclosure Statement

The CME and PD staff and Advisory Board have nothing to disclose with the exception of Dr. Douglas Coldwell: Sirtex, Inc. (Speaker) and DFine, Inc. (Consultant).

Acknowledgments

There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

University of Louisville CHSE Privacy Policy

All information provided by course participants is confidential and will not be shared with any other parties for any reason without permission.

Copyright

All of the content in this educational activity is copyrighted by Gannett Healthcare Group. The University of Louisville has obtained permission from Gannett Healthcare Group to use the content in this educational activity.

Original Release and Termination Dates

Medium or Combination of Media Used: Online text
Method of Physician Participation: Online
CME Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.00 Hour

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Barbara F - Pontiac, IL  ·  Oct 03, 2012
It was extremely informative.
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Natalie H - Streetsboro, OH  ·  Sep 25, 2012
Good beginning information about pancreatic cancer that was presented in an easy to understand way (for those not as familiar with the disease like myself)
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