Colonoscopy CME

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Product Description
Colonoscopy one-and-a-half-day Course Schedule: Agenda
Faculty: John B. Pope, MD

Course Credits
Earn up to 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits

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Colonoscopy Course Description

As the population ages, the incidence of colorectal polyps and cancer increases. Many are now suggesting that colonoscopy be the screening method of choice. Medicare now reimburses for screening colonoscopy and pays more if it is done in the office. In selected patients, colonoscopy can be performed in the clinician’s office which markedly reduces cost, time, and patient anxiety. For a multitude of reasons, more primary care clinicians are performing colonoscopy. If you already provide flexible sigmoidoscopy for your patients, offering colonoscopy is a practical addition. The CME medical conference will review colonoscopy screening guidelines for indications, contraindications, equipment, sedation, and technique. Time will be allocated for review of normal and abnormal pathology. You will also have time for practicing the hands-on technique using colon models. Credentialing and privilege issues will be addressed.

Consider registering for the Advanced Colonoscopy Course as a compliment to this course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this live educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the role of primary care physicians as it relates to lower GI endoscopy.
  • Review basic epidemiological and clinical presentation of colorectal cancer and the role of colonoscopy in screening and surveillance.
  • Discuss the indications and contraindications for colonoscopy procedures.
  • Discuss bowel preparation for colonoscopy and the process of obtaining informed consent.
  • Discuss handling, cleaning, and disinfection of equipment used in colonoscopy.
  • List the equipment needs and options for colonoscopy.
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of colonoscopy in the office vs. the GI lab.
  • Discuss the proper use of sedation and monitoring.
  • Implement these techniques (colon intubation, biopsy, polypectomy, cautery, etc.)
  • Evaluate basic endoscopic findings — recognition of normal and abnormal.
  • Implement strategies for obtaining privileges and credentials.
  • Discuss coding practices and reimbursement patterns for lower GI endoscopy.
2016 Course Accreditation

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Colonoscopy, from 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

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NPI Colonoscopy February 11, 2015
Reviewer: Mark D. Goodwin from Papillion, NE United States  
This was my 3rd NPI colonoscopy course and this latest program was the best to date. The presentations were well organized and all the clinical information was current and concisely presented. While most attendees were new to the procedure, the course is still very useful to those of use who have been performing colonoscopy for years. I’m sure I will attend another course in the future.

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