When:
March 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2016-03-16T12:00:00-05:00
2016-03-16T13:00:00-05:00
Contact:
Tasha Peltier
701-852-4231

doctor discussing health issues with patient

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Prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) improves health, saves lives and reduces healthcare costs. Although the incidence of colon cancer has declined significantly over the past 10 years largely due to improvements in screening and early detection, rates of CRC remain highest in the Midwest. (American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2014-2016; Atlanta: American Cancer Society, 2014)

Objectives

  • Understand current screening guidelines for colorectal cancer and the evidence-based testing options
  • Identify important risk factors related to colorectal cancer and assess patient risk
  • Understand the “Four Essentials” for improving cancer screening rates: (1) Make a Recommendation, (2) Develop a Screening Policy, (3) Be Persistent with Reminders, and (4) Measure Practice Progress
  • Utilize available tools, guidebooks, and resources to assist in improving colorectal cancer screening rates

Presenter
Leonard Wonnenberg, PA-C
Clinical Director
Horizon Health Care, Inc.
Huron, South Dakota

Please join us to learn more about what you can do to help eliminate colorectal cancer as a major public health issue.