This conference is designed to update primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff on recent advances in the management of lower gastrointestinal diseases that are commonly seen in a primary care practice. Information presented is intended to enhance clinical competence in the office management and differential diagnosis of selected colon and rectal diseases and may include initial management as well as guidelines to assist in determining when referral to specialty consultants is indicated.
At the end of this program, the participants should be able to:
- Describe the anatomy of the colon and anorectum
- Discuss historical perspective on anorectal diseases
- Review treatment of hemorrhoidal diseases
- Discuss office management of anorectal pain
- Review the diagnosis and treatment of diverticulitis
- Identify new medical treatment options for inflammatory bowel disease
- Discuss management of constipation
- Review evaluation of treatment of patients with fecal incontinence
- Review modalities available for colorectal cancer screening
- Describe colonoscopic methods to remove colon polyps
- Discuss new chemotherapeutic agents available to treat colorectal cancers
- Describe methods to save anal sphincters when treating low rectal cancer
- Discuss management of perianal Bowen’s and Paget’s diseases
See brochure (PDF) for schedule details.
Register by Feb. 13, 2018.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 6.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses licensed in Iowa and California: This activity was planned and developed in accordance with the continuing education standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Iowa Board of Nursing and the California Board of Nursing will honor ANCC continuing education credits for face-to-face programs held outside Iowa and California, or for ANCC-approved online recorded courses taken in a self-study format.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
In support of improving patient care, Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education 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 health care team.