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Testing Blueprint

  1. Community Outreach/Prevention – 5%
    1. Community outreach/awareness
    2. Prevention
    3. Early detection (CT screening)
    4. Smoking cessation
    5. Lung cancer prevention
    6. Risk factors

  2. Coordination of Care/Care Transitions – 45%
    1. How is the diagnosis made?
    2. Where are lung navigators located in continuum?
    3. Diagnostic tests (NCCN; NCI)
    4. Staging measures
    5. Clinical trials
    6. Molecular and genetic testing
    7. Surgery
    8. Chemotherapy (targeted therapies)
    9. Radiation therapy
    10. Symptom control
    11. Paraneoplastic syndrome
    12. Radiation pneumonitis
    13. Superior vena cava syndrome
    14. Pleural effusion
    15. Spinal cord compression
    16. Pericardial effusion 

  3. Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment – 10%
    1. Lung Cancer Alliance
    2. Lung Cancer Foundation of America
    3. Lung Cancer Research Foundation
    4. Dusty Joy Foundation
    5. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
    6. Global Lung Cancer Coalition, American Lung Association, etc
    7. Tobacco control issues
    8. Addiction of nicotine

  4. Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment – 10%
    1. Lung statistics
    2. Signs and symptoms
    3. Caregiver issues
    4. Stigma of diagnosis
    5. Social issues
    6. Sexuality   

  5. Survivorship/End of Life – 10%
    1. Survivorship care, including long-term side effects and late effects
    2. Metastatic disease—end of life
    3. Hospice care
    4. Nutrition
    5. Hydration
    6. Which type has best survival stats?

  6. Professional Roles and Responsibilities – 5%
    1. Treatment modalities, including do no harm
    2. Genetics
    3. Recurrences—local and distant
    4. Tumor board
    5. Resource use for side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy
    6. NCCN guidelines to steer practice    

  7. Operations Management/Organizational Development/Healthcare Economics – 5%
    1. Financial toxicity
    2. Evidence-based algorithms
    3. Gap analysis

  8. Nursing Research/Quality/Performance Improvement – 10%
    1. Early detection (CT screening)
    2. Palliative care clinic
    3. Evidence-based algorithms
    4. Metrics

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