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Ridgeview and the Ridgeview Continuing Medical Education Program are proud to present the Ridgeview Podcast: CME Series; a quality, portable and on-demand continuing medical education, that features a variety of exceptional physicians, providers and other staff from Ridgeview and it's affiliates. Hosts of the program are Fred DeMeuse, PA-C, Jason Hicks, PA-C, and Leah Radde, RN. Thanks for tuning-in, downloading and listening! 

 

DISCLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT 

The information provided through this and all Ridgeview podcasts as well as any and all accompanying files, images, videos and documents is/are for CME/CE and other institutional learning and communication purposes only and is/are not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician, healthcare provider or other healthcare personnel relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition; and are property/rights of Ridgeview & Ridgeview Clinics.  Any re-reproduction of any of the materials presented would be infringement of copyright laws. 

It is Ridgeview's intent that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It is not assumed any potential conflicts will have an adverse impact on these presentations. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interest may reflect a possible bias, either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

Ridgeview's CME planning committee members and presenter(s) have disclosed they have no significant financial relationship with a pharmaceutical company and have disclosed that no conflict of interest exists with the presentation/educational event.

Feb 11, 2022

In this podcast,three great physicians come to gether to discuss colon cancer. Dr. Sabina Khan, a gastroenterologist with Rigeview, Dr. Dawn Stapleton , a general surgeon with Lakeview Clinic, and Dr. Purvi Gada, an oncologist and hemotologist with Minnesota Oncology; together they cover history, screening, staging and treatment for colon and colorectal cancer.

Enjoy the podcast!

Objectives:
  Upon completion of this podcast, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize colonoscopy screening guidelines.
  • Recognize symptoms of colon cancer in order to make a cancer diagnosis.
  • Describe surgical and adjuvant therapies available for colon cancer diagnoses.

CME credit is only offered to Ridgeview Providers & Allied Health Staff for this podcast activity. Complete and submit the online evaluation form, after viewing the activity.  Upon successful completion of the evaluation, you will be e-mailed a certificate of completion within approximately 2 weeks. You may contact the accredited provider with questions regarding this program at  rmccredentialing@ridgeviewmedical.org.

To receive continuing education credit for this activity - click the link below, to complete the activity's evaluation.

CME Evaluation

(**If you are listening to the podcasts through iTunes on your laptop or desktop, it is not possible to link directly with the CME Evaluation for unclear reasons. We are trying to remedy this. You can, however, link to the survey through the Podcasts app on your Apple and other smart devices, as well as through Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast directory apps and on your computer browser at these websites. We apologize for the inconvenience.) 

DISCLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT 

The information provided through this and all Ridgeview podcasts as well as any and all accompanying files, images, videos and documents is/are for CME/CE and other institutional learning and communication purposes only and is/are not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician, healthcare provider or other healthcare personnel relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition; and are property/rights of Ridgeview Medical Center & Clinics.  Any re-reproduction of any of the materials presented would be infringement of copyright laws. 

It is Ridgeview's intent that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It is not assumed any potential conflicts will have an adverse impact on these presentations. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interest may reflect a possible bias, either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

Ridgeview's CME planning committee members and presenter(s) have disclosed they have no significant financial relationship with a pharmaceutical company and have disclosed that no conflict of interest exists with the presentation/educational event.

Thank-you for listening to the podcast.

SHOW NOTES
*See the attachment for the full chapter summaries. 

Statistics
- Colon cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
- USPSTF recommendation states approximately 10.5% of new colorectal cancer occurs in individuals younger than 50 years old.
- Incidence of colorectal cancer has increased by almost 15% from the early 2000s to 2016.
- Recommended age to start colon screening is now at 45 years, down from 50 years old.

Screening Recommendations:
- screening tests and intervals are fecal immunochemical testing or high-sensitivity guaiac-based fecal occult blood testing every 2 years
- Colonoscopy every 10 years
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years - plus fecal ummunochemical testing every 2 years.

Systematic Review: Post-Colonoscopy Complications & Review of Enhanced Recovery Programs in Colon Surgeries
Complications post-colonoscopy
- ERAS: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
- Fast track surgery protocols - shortened hosptial length of stay
- Adjuvant therapies
- Targeted therapies
- Treatment side effects

*For links to reference materials please see the full show notes.