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On-Demand Program: “Post-Operative Mastectomy: Complications & Care”

Saxe Communications* presents…“Post-Operative Mastectomy: Complications & Care”

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in the US and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death after lung cancer. Treatment strategies include, either alone or in combination, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy as well as newer, innovative approaches. Surgery, however, is often the first-line treatment modality. This presentation will focus on the complications associated with surgery and adjunctive therapies that can include post-surgical pain, wound infection, hematoma, lymphedema, and the seroma. Several strategies will be discussed on how the caregiver and patient can help to mitigate these complications.

Learning Objectives  |  Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe at least two types of breast cancer treatment modalities.
  2. Discuss at least 3 post-op complications.
  3. Identify the importance of surgical compression bra to mitigate post-op complications.

Presenter: Doreen A. Gendreau, EdD, MSN, MS, RN-BC, CNS, CHLC, RYT-Y-CBT

Continuing Education for Nurses
Provider (Saxe Communications) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # 14477 and Florida Board of Nursing. Provider # 50-17032.

This activity is supported by an education grant from Dale Medical Products, Inc.

Questions should be addressed to: webinar@saxecommunications.com

* NOTE: This is an industry and supplier-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.


July 23