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Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors Print CE Course-3rd Edition

Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors Print CE Course-3rd Edition

$119.00 USD

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    Print Course

    Course components are delivered as printed products:
    • Workbook
    • Continuing education exam
    Research demonstrates that exercise reduces fatigue and lymphedema and improves strength, endurance, and quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors, Third Edition, gives you an understanding of breast cancer, treatments and common side effects, exercise considerations, and specific exercises that will help you develop optimal exercise programs that are responsive to the needs of your clients recovering from breast cancer.

    Learning Objectives
    At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe breast cancer and its treatment.
    • Articulate the anatomy of the breast.
    • Explain the side effects of cancer treatments.
    • Summarize the research on physical activity and breast cancer.
    • Describe the PAL study.
    • Explain lymphedema considerations.
    • Develop an exercise program using the ACSM Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors.
    • Describe precautionary situations and reasons to terminate exercise.
    • Identify exercises appropriate for breast cancer survivors.
    • List professional responsibilities for working with breast cancer survivors.
    The study guide includes a course syllabus, learning objectives, learning activities, and a referenced answer key. The study guide highlights the key concepts of the book in order to prepare individuals to pass the 80-question exam (composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions) at the end of the course.

    Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors, Third Edition, will enable you to help your clients build confidence and regain function through specific exercises and individualized programs offered under your care.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers and fitness professionals working with clients diagnosed with breast cancer or breast cancer survivors.

    Table of Contents

    Course Syllabus     
    Course Materials
    Course Instructions    
    Learning Objectives

    Chapter 1 Breast Cancer Overview
    Types of Breast Cancer
    Risk Factors
    Screening and Diagnosis
    Treatment Options
    Breast Reconstruction
    Learning Activities
    Chapter 2 Chest and Shoulder Anatomy
    Breast Tissue
    Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle
    Brachial Plexus
    Lymphatic System
    Learning Activities
    Chapter 3 Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
    Managing Specific Side Effects and Implications for Physical Activity
    Exercise After Breast Surgery
    Exercise During Chemotherapy
    Exercise During Radiation Therapy
    Learning Activities
    Chapter 4 Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Research
    Exercise Effects on Fitness
    Side Effects of Cancer and Treatment
    Other Beneficial Effects of Exercise
    Learning Activities
    Chapter 5 Exercise Program Design
    ACSM Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors
    Components of an Exercise Program for Breast Cancer Survivors
    Client Assessment
    Monitoring Exercise
    Lymphedema Considerations
    Reentry to Exercise
    Learning Activities
    Chapter 6 Breast Cancer Recovery Exercises
    Phase 1: Recovery Exercise After Surgery
    Phase 1: Recovery Exercise After Reconstruction
    Phase 2: Exercise During Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
    Phase 3: Exercise After Treatment
    Exercise Program for Phases 2 and 3
    Learning Activities
    Chapter 7 Professional Responsibilities
    Scope of Practice
    Health Screening for Physical Activity
    Medical Clearance
    Record Keeping
    Emergency Procedures
    Establishing Physician Contact
    Learning Activities

    Learning Activities Answer Key
    Appendix A: Client Handouts
    Appendix B: Functional Assessments and Monitoring Tools
    Appendix C: Practitioner Resources

    Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN, is an author, researcher, educator, and advanced-practice nurse practitioner. She is a professor at Northern Arizona University, serves as an affiliate research associate professor at University of Washington, and is the Scottsdale Healthcare Research endowed chair. She was co-chair for the ACSM Roundtable to develop the exercise guidelines for cancer survivors and participated in the development of the Cancer Exercise Trainer certification exam. She is president of Coleman Health, where she directs Horses Providing Hope and Healing, a horse therapy program for cancer survivors and at-risk youth.

    Schwartz’s career achievements include research to improve the quality of life of cancer patients through physical activity and symptom management. The National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, Department of Defense, and Oncology Nursing Foundation have funded her research. She authored Cancer Fitness: Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors, has authored three other books, and has been published in more than 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed research articles.

    Schwartz was an elite competitive cyclist, setting three world records. She has coached more than 120 cyclists and triathletes to national and world titles. In 2003, she came out of cycling retirement to become a member of the 2003 Tour of Hope Team that rode from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in seven days to raise awareness about cancer research.