Pancreatic cancer remains the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It is on the rise to becoming the second leading cause by 2030. Pancreatic cancer remains difficult to diagnose and treat because no clear early warning signs and symptoms exist. Furthermore, many symptoms reported are vague and can be attributed to other, benign causes. Healthcare professionals across disciplines need to know about pancreatic cancer, because patients may present with it in a variety of settings.
The goal of this course is to inform nurses and radiologic technologists in the acute care setting regarding the incidence, pathophysiology, identification, and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
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.
Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE is a SME writer for Relias with over 16 years of acute care experience in nursing. She is licensed as a professional registered nurse in the State of New York. She obtained her OCN certification in 2008. She has served in several leadership roles in the acute care setting, within the Medical Surgical Division, mentoring nurses in renal and oncology specialties and in the role of nurse educator. She has been involved in various institutional committees and quality improvement projects. Monica earned a master’s degree in nursing education from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In 2017 she obtained a CNE certification by the National League for Nursing. Monica is passionate about professional nursing standards, fostering an environment of continuous lifelong learning as an instrument to improve patient care.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
California Board of Registered Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Nursing
Georgia Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists
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