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According to the American Cancer Society, there are nearly 16.9 million cancer survivors in the U.S., many of whom face physical, psychological, practical, informational, and spiritual challenges after the completion of cancer treatment. Primary care providers play a critical role in providing much-needed follow-up care for cancer survivors.
The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers is a program of the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the George Washington University Cancer Center funded through a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a free continuing education program that provides a forum to educate primary care providers (PCPs) (e.g., general medicine physicians, geriatricians, gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses) who may have patients who are cancer survivors about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting.
Clinicians can learn about caring for survivors of adult-onset cancers through a series of ten enduring online educational modules:
Module 1: The Current State of Survivorship Care and the Role of Primary Care Providers
Module 2: Late Effects of Cancer and its Treatments: Managing Comorbidities and Coordinating with Specialty Providers
Module 3: Late Effects of Cancer and its Treatments: Meeting the Psychosocial Health Care Needs of Survivors
Module 4: The Importance of Prevention in Cancer Survivorship: Empowering Survivors to Live Well
Module 5: A Team Approach: Survivorship Care Coordination
Module 5 Companion: Advancing Patient-Centered Cancer Survivorship Care
Module 6: Cancer Recovery and Rehabilitation
Module 7: Spotlight on Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guideline for Primary Care Providers
Module 8: Spotlight on Colorectal Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guideline for Primary Care Providers
Module 9: Spotlight on Breast Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guideline for Primary Care Providers
Module 10: Spotlight on Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guideline for Primary Care Providers
Self-paced modules can be completed in any order and include:
One or more on-demand webinar presentations by clinicians and experts
Interviews with cancer survivors
Interactive features such as quizzes and patient/survivor case studies
Access to tools and resources to improve providers’ knowledge and competencies related to post-treatment care of cancer survivors
Participants will need approximately 60 minutes to complete each module.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits (CEs) are available at no cost to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and Certified Health Education Specialists. Each module corresponds to 1 credit hour. In order to receive CEs, participants MUST complete at least one module (for 1 credit hour), including all module activities. Participants will be provided instructions to claim credit and print certificates upon module completion.
Continuing Medical Education Credits
Modules 1, 2, 5, 5 Companion, 7, 9 & 10 have been approved by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Please check your state eligibility requirements for claiming credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses interested in submitting to their board of nursing when the board of nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credit towards their re-licensure CE requirements may claim a Non-Physician Certificate.
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Modules 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 and 10 have been approved by the Maryland Nurses Association to award nursing contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) is an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Certified Health Education Specialists CE Contact Hours
Sponsored by the GW Cancer Center, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 10.5 Category I continuing education contact hours.
This program was developed through the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center (The Survivorship Center), a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the George Washington University Cancer Center funded by a 5-year cooperative agreement (#5U55DP003054) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is currently supported through a cooperative agreement (#5NU58DP006461-01) from the CDC. The GW Cancer Center would also like to thank the CDC for their partnership on this program.
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