06/03/2011

Recognizing and Preventing Occupational Cancer

People all over the world encounter carcinogens in their workplace or
environment, and sometimes these exposures cause cancer. To help teach primary
healthcare providers how to recognize and respond to these cancers, an e-course
was developed by the Canadian National Committee on Environment and
Occupational Exposures and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and
Safety (CCOHS).

Occupational and Environmental Cancer: Recognition and Prevention teaches
participants which agents cause cancer and what can be done to recognize
occupational or environmental cancer in a person with past exposures. More
importantly, advice is provided on how to prevent cancer in those with current
or ongoing exposures. Healthcare providers learn how to conduct and interpret
an exposure history, and follow up on their conclusions.

The course contains authoritative lists of these cancer-causing substances,
accessible by chemical, by occupation or by cancer location. This course also
includes case studies about people who were exposed to radon or asbestos.

Occupational and Environmental Cancer: Recognition and Prevention is intended
for doctors, medical specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners and other
healthcare providers, or anyone with an interest in recognizing and preventing
occupational and environmental cancer.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety