Audience: This course is open for all learners including people affected by
cancer. It is designed for health professionals working in cancer care and
survivorship, including all allied health, nursing, medical and RT clinicians,
general practitioners (GPs) and other professionals.
About this learning program:
We know that fatigue disrupts the lives of around half of all cancer
patients and survivors.But - patients report they are rarely
asked about their fatigue or energy levels during healthcare encounters.One
reason health professionals say they avoid asking patients about their fatigue
is because they don’t know what to do next. Something CAN be done!
This course provides generic education for health professionals in
recognising and managing fatigue in cancer. In three short modules, you will
learn how fatigue affects patients’ lives, how to screen and grade fatigue and
key evidence-based management approaches. The program is based on the Canadian
Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) guidelines for managing cancer-related
fatigue. To help busy clinicians apply the guidelines, the CAPO algorithm was
adapted to a traffic-light system.
List the features, prevalence and causes of
Identify some personal impacts fatigue may have on
people with cancer.
Recall cancer-related fatigue screening methods.
Describe fatigue prevention methods.
Assess factors contributing to moderate/severe
Outline the appropriate actions to take when a
patient’s fatigue is graded moderate to severe and identify how to access
Three short end-of-module quizzes to help you check
A variety of useful resources and links, including
clinical practice resources, fact sheets, screening/assessment algorithms,
referral guides, collated links to patient resources and rehab programs, etc.
What will I get when I have completed this course? Upon completion of the online modules and
end-of-module evaluations, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as
proof of training.
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