Part 1 of the Endoscopist Version CME includes basic information about colorectal cancer and screening, factors that affect when and how patients should be screened, and detailed screening and surveillance guidelines based on personal and family history.
Part 2 of the Endoscopist Version CME focuses on colonoscopy and includes pre-procedure considerations for ensuring that colonoscopy is appropriate, ways to achieve good bowel preparation, the elements required for complete reporting, effective communication with referring providers and patients, and monitoring quality indicators to improve performance.
Part 1 of the Primary Care Version CME includes basic information about colorectal cancer and screening, factors that affect when and how patients should be screened, and detailed screening and surveillance guidelines based on personal and family history.
Part 2 of the Primary Care Version CME focuses on why stool blood testing should be offered to patients and the elements of high-quality stool testing, such as selecting an effective test, identifying eligible patients, communicating with patients effectively, high-quality test handling and processing, and ensuring high test completion rates and follow-up after abnormal test results.
Part 3 of the Primary Care Version CME describes the role of the primary care provider in delivering high-quality colonoscopy, such as pre-procedure risk assessment, safety issues to report to the endoscopist, guidance on bowel preparation and sedation, interpreting the endoscopy report, appropriate follow-up for incomplete exams, and questions to ask the endoscopist to be sure he or she is providing high-quality exams.
Actress Diane Keaton talks about her grandmother’s death from colorectal cancer and vows “to do everything possible to stay alive for as long as I can … in good health.” Other versions available: 30 seconds,20 seconds, and 15 seconds.