Facts about Mesothelioma
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about mesothelioma - the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment and more.

Course Publication Date: May 05, 2020

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:M042320
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Oncologic Medicine
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Women's Health
Learning Objectives
  • Describe how exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma 30-50 years later.

  • Discuss who mesothelioma affects most often and how the incidence rates have increased in the past 20 years.

  • Describe how a diagnosis of mesothelioma is made.

  • Discuss two staging systems for mesothelioma.

  • Describe traditional treatments for malignant mesothelioma.

  • Name three symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.

  • List three names for the mesothelium, depending on its location in the body

  • List three symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma.


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