Comprehensive Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer Patients (1 Day, 7.5 CE hrs)

This comprehensive one-day seminar is designed to address the clinical management of patients with, and survivors of, Head and Neck Cancer. We will hold interactive educational sessions and lab activities to obtain competency in the treatment of HNL (head and neck lymphedema), fibrosis, an understanding of the impact of difficulty with swallowing (dysphagia) and will include interdisciplinary protocols.

The after effects of Head and Neck Cancer treatment are confining and have a huge impact on comfort and patient function, which can lead to debilitation if not aggressively and quickly treated. The fibrosis, structural changes, dysphagia, speech changes, lymphedema, soft tissue impairment and psychosocial implications of disfigurement are huge challenges that are often under-addressed, yet the NIH oncology frameworks outlines the expectation that the rehab team addresses these issue. Theses impairments can be appropriately treated by all allied health disciplines with specific techniques. A multi-disciplinary approach is optimal for treating this population. This course will provide the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck, education in the clinical treatment of head and neck cancer and the treatment options to allow effective practical application of the therapeutic techniques that patients are often in desperate need of.

This course will allow participants to create and administer an appropriate treatment plan for patients with or survivors of head and neck cancer. A broad view will allow for appropriate multi-disciplinary involvement of all disciplines to restore as close to prior level of function as possible, in the physical, mental, social and psychological realms.

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL & WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Advanced education for licensed healthcare professionals with active or prior oncology experience.

PRE-REQUISITES

Current PT, PTA, OT, OTA, SLP, MT, NP, RN, MD, DO, DPM, or PA License

EDUCATIONAL FORMAT & COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Live Training with E-workbook and hands on workshop. Supplies provided.

Attendance of the entire program is required to receive CE credits and a Certificate of Completion.