23. PTC Learning Objectives

23. PTC Learning Objectives

"Has this visit been worth my time?"

This post-transplant cancer educational resource has several measurable goals for the viewer. Look carefully at the following list and see if you have met those objectives . . .

The successful recipient viewer should progress through the following steps -

1st, recognition and acceptance of the higher PTC risk facts, followed . . .

2nd, by learning how to recognize symptoms, then . . .

3rd, looking for those symptoms and . . . 

4th, taking actions based on learned best practices and self-exam findings to prevent, diagnose and treat PTC with support of their medical teams

Note: In each objective listed below, they are meant to be 'measurable objectices' - we plan to add self-testing resources for each to provide that measurement of success in a future update - stay tuned.


The specific learning objectives are:

Objective #1: organ recipients will understand and acknowledge their increased risk over time of cancer post-transplant and in particular for their organ transplant type (Measurable via multiple-choice question on a survey contrasting non-transplant population vs. transplant population)

Objective #2: organ recipients will learn and apply PTC best practices especially as they relate to prevention and diagnosis of common types of post-transplant cancers with a written set of personal goals created from those best practices (Measurable by quiz based on best practice actions in a list of actions and a solicitation/reminder of goal statements)

Objective #3: organ recipients will learn to recognize symptoms of common post-transplant cancers (Measurable by a matching exercise between names of cancer and pictures of skin cancers, as one example – see: https://www.aad.org/spot-skin-cancer/spot-skin-cancer-quiz)

Objective #4: organ recipients will carefully, regularly self-examine for signs of cancer, proactively following up on any suspicious symptoms with their medical teams (Measured by survey quiz showing examples of self-exams along with periodic reminder surveys that call for confirming responses when action is taken)

Objective #5: organ recipients will take actions to engage medical professionals in periodic screenings for post-transplant cancers appropriate to their type of transplant, age, length of time from transplant and personal/family history of cancer (Measured by periodic reminder surveys that call for confirming responses when action is taken)

Objective #6: recipients will insure that exams and diagnosis concerns are not dismissed in being overly simplified, rather handled by organ transplant specialists familiar with the higher risk of cancer for transplant recipients. (Measurable using recipient/doctor scenarios to select appropriate levels of concern/treatment from appropriate and non-appropriate stories)

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