The purpose of this presentation is to offer Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and patients a guide to confidently engage in treatment protocols specific to post-mastectomy and/or axillary node dissection. This educational guide covers a range of motion exercises; self-care/ADLs; energy conservation and cancer-related fatigue; outcomes measures to include in evaluation; as well as warning signs to prevent infection, lymphedema, and contractures.
Course created on January 17, 2022
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 03590; CE Broker/2.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-893687; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three evaluation outcome measures to utilize for assessment and progression of treatment.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three precautions used when prescribing exercises to patients post-mastectomy and/or axillary node dissection.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three common signs and symptoms of lymphedema for the purpose of early identification, prevention, and treatment followed by techniques to improve fluid drainage.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, Purpose, Learning Outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||What is a Mastectomy and Axillary Node Dissection?|
|30-40 Minutes||Benefits of Early Surveillance, What is Early Surveillance?|
|40-60 Minutes||Assessment-Initial Evaluation|
|60-85 Minutes||Treatment Exercises|
|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 Roxana 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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