The purpose of this presentation is to offer physical therapists and patients a guide to confidently engage in treatment protocols specific to post mastectomy and/or axillary node dissection. This educational guide covers range of motion exercises; self-care/ADL’s; energy conservation and cancer-related fatigue; outcomes measures to include in evaluation; as well as warning signs to prevent infection, lymphedema, and contractures. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on July 28, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MN/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to list at least four evaluation outcome measures to utilize for assessment and progression of treatment.
- Participants will be able to list at least three precautions used when prescribing exercises to patients post-mastectomy and/or axillary node dissection.
- Participants will be able to list at least five techniques to improve fluid drainage.
- Participants will be able to identify 3 risks and benefits of moderate to vigorous activity based on RPE scale when treating patients through their cancer care.
- Participants will be able to list at least three common signs and symptoms of lymphedema for the purpose of early identification, prevention, and treatment.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, purpose, learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||What is a mastectomy and axillary node dissection?|
|30-40 Minutes||What is early surveillance? Benefits of early surveillance|
|40-60 Minutes||Assessment-initial evaluation|
|60-85 Minutes||Treatment exercises, aerobic activity|
|85-100 Minutes||Lymphedema-clinical and self-reported signs|
|100-115 Minutes||Case studies|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Abi Roxana Guerra
PT, DPT, CLT-ALM, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy
Abi Guerra received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin in Nutritional Sciences. She obtained her Doctorate from The University of the Incarnate Word Physical Therapy School. Upon completion of Physical Therapy School, she embarked on her professional journey at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Over the two years at MD Anderson, she found herself taking great interest in patients with cancer undergoing extensive treatment. This blossomed into taking and completing, the necessary steps to obtain credentialing as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy. While feeling fulfilled in her career and in the patients she served, her close family ties to the South-West Region of Texas continued to call her home. Abi completed the challenge of developing a Cancer and Lymphedema program within the Rehabilitation Department at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Abi has found a great opportunity to provide her knowledge and experience to an underserved region which she loves while pursuing her passion to serve those undergoing the toughest period of their lives.
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