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Digital Seminar

Breast Health Assessment, Prevention, Diseases, and Clinical Pearls

Heather Losee, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CGRA
2 Hours 06 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jun 05, 2023
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Caring for women to ensure breast health can be a complex and sensitive challenge.  Guidelines change and new genetic information is released frequently. You will receive the tools and knowledge to evaluate and manage common breast complaints, to differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions, and to perform personalized breast cancer risk assessment. You will learn about the latest guidelines for screening and diagnosis, risk reduction, and genetics. 

You will gain practical knowledge about the workup and management of common breast issues and will be able to confidently identify and manage those at risk, with topics ranging from breast changes, breast self-exam, risk assessment, and education. 


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 05/11/2026.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 06/05/2023. It was last reviewed on 07/25/2023 and is valid until 07/24/2026


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 06/05/2023. It was last reviewed on 07/25/2023 and is valid until 07/24/2026.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Heather Losee, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CGRA, holds the title of Clinical Lecturer at the at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is seasoned nurse practitioner with over 14 years of teaching nurse practitioner students. She completed an intensive post-doctoral course in Cancer Risk Assessment at the City of Hope in California. She clinically practices as a high-risk breast nurse practitioner, at the Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, RI. She is an affiliate member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Heather Losee maintains a private practice and employment relationships with Women & Infants Hospital and the University of Massachusetts. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Heather Losee has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Demonstrate basic health assessment and physical examination of the breasts, incorporating basic breast anatomy.
  2. Evaluate various breast imaging modalities.
  3. Discuss the benign breast disease signs, symptoms, and management.
  4. Differentiate the appropriate evaluation and management of a patient’s concerns for a breast lump.
  5. Recognize concerning symptoms of breast cancer.
  6. Identify modifiable risk factors for breast cancer.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of radiological screenings for breast concerns.
  8. Recommend the appropriate screenings for breast cancer in average and high-risk women.
  9. Analyze family history to assess need for cancer genetic referrals.
  10. Analyze health disparities in breast cancer.



  • Breast A&P
  • Breast structure
  • Breast Development – Tanner’s stages
  • Breast exam

Common Physiological Changes

  • Breast during pregnancy and Lactation
  • Breast changes during menstruation

Screening and Guidelines Review

  • ACOG
  • American College of Radiology
  • NCCN


  • BIRADS classification density
  • MRI – high risk

Common Breast Complaints

  • Cyclic vs non-cyclic
  • Benign Breast disease
  • Non-proliferative and nonatypical fibrocystic changes
  • Others….Fibroadenoma, PASH, Phyllodes Tumor, Cysts, Mastitis

Breast Cancer

  • Risk Factors – Calculating Risks
  • Genes – Heredity Cancer Testing
  • Disparities


Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Midwives
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians


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