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CREST® Core Subject – Preoperative Assessment

CREST® Core Subject – Preoperative Assessment | ASCRS

This module will include a thorough and comprehensive review of all aspects of the preoperative evaluation of colorectal surgery patients. The following are included: in-office assessment, preoperative studies and their rationale, risk assessment of patients with co-morbidities and management of relevant medications such as chemotherapy, immunosuppressants and anticoagulation.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain that careful and thoughtful preoperative evaluation of complex patients undergoing major abdominal surgery may significantly improve outcomes.
  2. Improve knowledge of risk assessment of patients with multiple co-morbidities, using validated screening tools and appropriate workup.
  3. Become familiar with novel anticoagulants, immunosuppressants and chemotherapy agents that can significantly impact perioperative risk.

As a Core Subject module, it is eligible for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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