Oncologic Emergencies: Considerations for Therapists
Suzänne Taylor PhD, MBA, OTR/L
Oncologic emergencies are defined as an acute and potentially life-threatening event caused by cancer or the associated treatments. While some of these may take months to develop, others may manifest in just hours. With the improved ability to provide outpatient cancer treatments, oncologic emergencies are no longer isolated to the hospital setting. This means regardless of the practice setting, the therapist may be the one to identify the developing oncologic emergency. In this course, Dr. Suzänne Taylor discusses signs and symptoms of oncologic emergencies. She details how therapists can identify early signs and symptoms and how to facilitate risk reduction in certain oncologic emergencies.
The course is appropriate for occupational/physiotherapists and assistants, and is available via annual subscription to the MedBridge CPD platform. Subscribe here: https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/findcpd for access to 2000 CPD courses for AHPs for only US$200.