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The Basics of Cancer and Cancer Care

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Beginner

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This course will review basic information about the disease of cancer and provide Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) with the information they need to provide basic, symptomatic and supportive care to patients who have cancer.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • What is Cancer?
  • The Causes of Cancer
  • Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Treatment of Cancer
  • Caring for a Patient who has Cancer

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss caring for a patient with cancer
  • Describe how most cancers are caused
  • Explain the definition of cancer


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