Prehabilitation: Improving Outcomes in Cancer Care

Program Date: 18 May 2022
Publication Date: 4 August 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, Judith Ashcroft, RD will describe multimodal prehabilitation and key interventions to improve cancer patient outcomes; discuss the importance of muscle and sarcopenia assessments in cancer patients; and demonstrate the impact of multimodal prehabilitation through an example from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT). Originally presented as a live webinar on May 18, 2022.

Course Objectives:

• Describe multimodal prehabilitation and key interventions to improve cancer patient outcomes. 
• Discuss the importance of muscle and sarcopenia assessments in cancer patients. 
• Demonstrate the impact of multimodal prehabilitation: an example from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT).
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.2.1, 10.2.1
  • Run Time: 30

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Judith Ashcroft, RD

Specialist Prehabilitation & Surgical Oncology Dietitian 
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Liverpool, England
Judith Ashcroft is a passionate and innovate Specialist Dietitian with 4 years of experience in Prehabilitation for cancer surgery. She has worked in the acute setting for 10 years specialising in digestive diseases, particularly in elective and emergency surgery and gastroenterology. She has experience working with patients across the cancer care pathway in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and is experienced in establishing new clinical services and patient pathways within the NHS. Since 2017 has been working in the Aintree Prehab Service which was established for cancer patients on surgical pathways.
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