2 hours CPD.
This module will outline the physiological changes associated with head and neck cancer and associated radiotherapy therapy treatment, and highlight particular organs at risk. It will offer insight into the significant adverse effects associated with chemoradiotherapy and outline some suggested prevention and management techniques that are used by members of the multidisciplinary team in order to improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer.
Key learning outcomes
By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
- explain the impact of cancer and radiotherapy on the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch
- describe the serial and parallel organs at risk with radiotherapy of the head and neck
- understand the adverse effects of head and neck radiotherapy, including erythema, dysphagia and xerostomia
- highlight the role of the radiotherapist and the multidisciplinary team in the prevention and management of adverse effects in order to improve quality of life for head and neck cancer patients.
ANMF (Vic Branch) members receive annual credit for online
CPD modules to help meet your registration renewal requirements. Full- and
part-time members receive $400; members on parental leave receive $120; student
members receive $80. Credit renews every June.
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Course Duration in Hours: 2