Overview and Purpose:
Colorectal cancer is preventable. Precancerous polyps must be found and removed completely during a colonoscopy to achieve cancer prevention. During this Web Ex, Dale Bachwich, MD, will detail the procedure, discuss physician quality indicators and review processes for ensuring a high adenoma detection rate for all providers.
Dale Bachwich, MD
Gastroenterologist, Rapid City Medical Center, Rapid City, SD
Dr. Bachwich practices in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Rapid City Medical Center, with particular interests in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer prevention. He grew up in Flint, Michigan, and received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at University of Michigan’s University Hospital.
Dr. Bachwich completed an additional two years of gastroenterology fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and then at the University of Pennsylvania prior to joining Rapid City Medical Center in 1997.
All healthcare professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Understand the rationale for screening and surveillance colonoscopy
- Understand the limitations in colonoscopy as a colon cancer control technology and why quality indicators are important in addressing these limitations
- Understand the Adenoma Detection Rate as a quality indicator and how this rate is measured
- Understand individual practitioner characteristics as they relate to high quality colonoscopy and system features that support quality in colonoscopy
Denise Kolba, RN, MS, CNS
Program Manager, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network