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Michelle Kirschner

MSN, RN, APRN-BC, ACNP

Michelle Kirschner is the Clinical Coordinator for Cancer Survivorship at the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. With more than 20 years of previous clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Internal Medicine, Michelle brings a unique and practical perspective to the field of Cancer Survivorship. An experienced speaker, she has presented timely and vital information to health care practitioners and cancer support communities on topics ranging from survivorship care plans to the treatment of fatigue. Michelle has specialty training in cancer rehabilitation and sees a wide variety of cancer survivorship patients at her facility, where she is also developing cardio-oncology programs and advanced cognitive assessments.

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Cancer Survivorship: Treatment-Related Effects Part One

Presented by Michelle Kirschner, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, ACNP

Cancer Survivorship: Treatment-Related Effects Part One

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This course introduces students to the concept of cancer-treatment-related effects and reviews the identification, evaluation, and treatment of four common adverse effects, with a goal toward improving the overall health for long-term cancer survivors. Cancer-treatment-related effects are reviewed based on temporal occurrence and modalities of treatment. This course focuses on four of the most common general cancer-treatment-related effects including fatigue, psychosocial distress, cognitive dysfunction, and pain. A brief overview of each treatment-related effect will give the prevalence, causes, symptoms, evaluation, and treatment. Participants will learn to distinguish appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities based on current guidelines. Special attention is given to the role of cancer rehabilitation in the treatment of cancer survivors. This course content is directed at health care providers such as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers who provide care for cancer survivors. Midlevel providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, along with primary care physicians, will also benefit from specific medical treatment recommendations provided in this course.

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Cancer Survivorship: Treatment-Related Effects Part Two

Presented by Michelle Kirschner, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, ACNP

Cancer Survivorship: Treatment-Related Effects Part Two

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This course gives students an overview of several specific-cancer-treatment-related effects and discusses their identification, evaluation, and treatment, with a goal of improving overall health for long-term cancer survivors. Part 2 builds on the first course and focuses on four additional cancer-treatment-related effects. These areas include lymphedema, peripheral neuropathy, cardiovascular issues, and several specific functional limitations. A brief overview of each treatment-related effect will give the prevalence, causes, symptoms, evaluation, and treatment. Participants will learn to distinguish appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities based on current guidelines. Special attention is given to the role of cancer rehabilitation in the treatment of cancer survivors. This course content is directed at health care providers such as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers who provide care for cancer survivors. Midlevel providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, along with primary care physicians, will also benefit from this course with specific medical treatment recommendations.

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