Prehabilitation: Optimizing Patients to Improve Outcomes - Part 1
Webinar | English | 1 Hr
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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 one 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.
Katherine O. Kuhns, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC
University of Pennsylvania Health System Pennsylvania, United States of America

Clarissa Mathias, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist, NOB/Oncoclinicas and Hospital Santa Izabel
President Brazilian Society of Clinical Oncology
Chair of IAC ASCO

Zoe Merchant, MSc, MRCOT
Programme Lead Prehab4Cancer and Recovery Programme
Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist GM Cancer Alliance hosted by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Catherine Granger, PhD, PT, FACP
Associate Professor, Physiotherapy The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne, Australia
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Summarize the rationale and evidence behind prehabilitation. This will include beneficial outcomes as functional capacity and reduced hospital stay.
Describe how to develop and design prehabilitation programs from building the right multidisciplinary team to creating patient-centered interventions.
Incorporate exercise for optimizing patients to treatment. This will include the intensity and choice of a combination of functional, cardiovascular, or strength training either as home-based or supervised exercises.
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