Lung Cancer Patient Navigation

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.25
    • CNE: 0.25
    • Other: 0.25
    • KBSW: 0.25
    • CPHCE: 1.00
    • CHES: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jun 15, 2020
  • Expires: Jun 15, 2022
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    15 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (12 Ratings)


Mark Dignan Mark Dignan, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Prevention Research Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Sharon K.  Dwyer Sharon K. Dwyer, MS
Co-Coordinator for the Appalachia Navigation Network Project,
University of Kentucky Prevention Research Center
Lexington, KY

Needs Statement

Patients in Appalachia face unique barriers to accessing and navigating complex health care delivery systems due to distance from care and life circumstances. There is a shortage of trained patient Navigators to address the needs of Appalachian patients, particularly barriers to health care, using patient navigation skills and strategies.

Screening is a procedure that takes place before the patient has symptoms or shows any sign of disease.  Lung cancer screening is the newest procedure and has potential to identify changes in lung tissue early in the disease process when there is the best chance for treatment success.  Lung cancer screening is for those at 55-80 years of age who have a 30 pack-year history of smoking and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.  Patient navigators guide patients through screening and provide support so patients can have optimal quality of life.

Target Audience

Health Care professionals in a rural healthcare setting.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Compare and contrast the benefits and risks of lung cancer screening
2. Describe the decision-making process in lung cancer screening
3. List the steps in the lung cancer screening process


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 0.25 ANCC contact hours.

In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.25 hours of participation.

This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 0.25 hours.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 1.00 hour of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. ()

Sponsored by Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 0.50 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. 0.50 Continuing Competency credits are available. Provider ID# Provider ID# 105862. Event ID# 61035-E.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors or planners  have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 


This module was funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission & CDC. Freeman Institute provided early program Development support.