CNA: Mesothelioma
The goal of this course is to help CNAs learn about mesothelioma symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment and more.

Course Publication Date: July 27, 2017

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CNA-MESO-17
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe how exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma 30-50 years later.
  • List two names for the mesothelium, depending on its location in the body
  • Discuss who mesothelioma affects most often and how the incidence rates have increased in the past 20 years.
  • List two symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma.
  • Describe how a diagnosis of mesothelioma is made.
  • Discuss two staging systems for mesothelioma.
  • Describe traditional treatments for malignant mesothelioma.
  • Name two symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.


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