Colonoscopy

Overview

4.7 out of 5 (45 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

5

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

A colonoscopy is a vital tool utilized in modern medicine today. Its versatility and utility make it a vital life-saving procedure, both in the short and long term setting. It can be used for oncological and non-oncological conditions, including sigmoid volvulus, gastrointestinal bleeding, and colonic impactions. Screening colonoscopy is important to detect and treat early colorectal cancers. It is used to help direct steps in oncologic treatment, including planning for surgical interventions. This activity will discuss and describe the utility of colonoscopy, indications, contraindications, personnel, preparations, and techniques for the procedure.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the indications for a colonoscopy.
  • Describe the equipment, personnel, preparation, and technique required for performing a colonoscopy.
  • Review the potential complications and clinical significance of a colonoscopy.
  • Outline interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance colonoscopies and improve outcomes.

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In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

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Method of Participation and Credit

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  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

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This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Faculty may discuss investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Readers should verify all information before employing any therapies described in this educational activity.

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Jennifer J. on 10/19/2023

more photos from the scope would be helpful

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