Prehabilitation: Optimizing Patients to Improve Outcomes - Part 2
Webinar | English | 1 Hr 08 Min
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Prehabilitation is a multimodal strategy involving physical exercise as well as nutritional and psychosocial interventions aimed at improving fitness in the preoperative period. It is also used to improve and support patient tolerance and outcomes from treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy.

Join a multidisciplinary team of nursing and allied health professionals as they discuss how prehabilitation can be used to optimize thoracic oncology patients prior to treatment and support them throughout their journey. This is part two of a two-part series that aims to comprehensively present the key aspects of prehabilitation, including a scientific overview of benefits, organizing a program, physical conditioning and strengthening strategies prior to and during treatment, nutritional support, and psychological/motivational support.

These webinars aim to address not only the reasons why prehabilitation is pivotal to optimizing patient care, and survivorship, but the wider scope of its implementation in the thoracic oncology cancer pathway. This webinar is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, researchers, patient advocates, and nurse and allied health professionals specializing in palliative care, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and thoracic surgery.
Pippa Labuc, BScOT
Moderator - Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist
Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust London, United Kingdom

Dr. Morten Quist, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Body & Cancer
University of Copenhagen
University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr. Stephen Wootton, PhD, FAfN, OBE
Associate Professor, Human Nutrition
Deputy Chair, National Institute of health research Cancer & Nutrition Collaboration
University of Southampton, Southampton, England

Stephen Wootton, PhD, FAfN, OBE discloses he is on an advisory board and has an investigator-led institutional collaborative research agreement with Seca GmBH.

Dr. Christina Prickett, DPsych
Clinical Psychologist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Melbourne, Australia
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Summarize the rationale and evidence behind prehabilitation. This will include beneficial outcomes as functional capacity and reduced hospital stay.
2. Describe objective measures used to determine functional capacity in patients with lung cancer.
3. Describe the role nutrition plays in the care of lung cancer patients before, during, and after treatment.
4. Explain the emotional concerns lung cancer patients may have related to pre-habilitation and describe supportive strategies.
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