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Course Overview

The mediastinum is the most common site for extragonadal germ cell tumors. Imaging and lab monitoring are important components of care for patients with this diagnosis. Radiology technologists and laboratory professionals play important roles both individually and as parts of the interprofessional team during diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of patients with mediastinal germ cell tumors. This course provides laboratory professionals and imaging technologists with information on the care and management of patients with mediastinal germ cell tumors.  

The goal of this course is to provide laboratory professionals and imaging technologists in acute care settings with information about interprofessional care of patients with germ cell tumors of the mediastinum.

About the Course Author

Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.

Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN, has over ten years' experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and has prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel CE Provider #: 50-290 Clinical Laboratory Personnel will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 9/1/2023.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Radiation technologists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RAD13
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-02-28
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify the treatment of germ cell tumors of the mediastinum.; List the laboratory and imaging diagnostic tests for a patient with a mediastinal germ cell tumor.; Name the types of germ cell tumors that can occur in the mediastinum.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Overview
    About Germ Cell Tumors
    Nonseminomas vs. Seminomas
    Teratomas
    Association with Other Diseases
    Section 3: Diagnosis
    Clinical Presentation
    Laboratory Studies
    Imaging Studies
    Tissue Biopsy
    Metastatic Workup
    Staging
    Section 4: Treatment
    Overview
    Radiation Therapy
    Chemotherapy
    Surgery
    Section 5: Outcome and Prognosis
    Laboratory
    Prognostic Variables
    Section 6: Interprofessional Care
    Section 7: Clinical Vignette
    Section 8: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.