CE/CME No: CR-13111
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• Explain the difference between indirect and direct screening methods for CRC and when to utilize each.
• Understand the age continuum of screening patients with and without increased risk factors for CRC.
• Decide which type of direct screening method is the best choice when looking at sensitivity and specificity and patient preference.
• Understand the risks, benefits, and limitations of each procedure available for CRC screening.
Carolyn Mueller, Molly Perry, and Lisa DeCicco are recent graduates of the Pace University–Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program in New York. Ellen D. Mandel is a Clinical Professor in the Pace PA Program and an Associate Professor in the PA Program at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.
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