Changes: Colorectal Cancer Decision Support Tool
The 2019 Prevention & Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer: a CRICO Decision Support Tool, contains changes or enhancements in the following areas:
- Increased emphasis or clearer guidance regarding:
- patients age 45–50 with known indicators of advanced risk
- patients age 85 or older
- inadequate bowel prep (and communication among providers)
- Simplified screening guidelines for patients at normal risk
CRICO Malpractice Claims Data and Examples
- Updated data on the prevalence of colorectal cancer cases, most frequently named physician specialties, and where in the process of care systems breakdowns occur
- Updated MPL case examples
Patient Risk Assessment
- Streamlined the risk assessment process
- Highlighted shifting risk for patients under age 50
- Emphasized the increased CRC risk for patients who have a history of non-gastrointestinal malignancies treated with abdominal chemotherapy or radiation
- Added clarity regard advanced adenomas
More Focus on Key Problem Areas
- Added/consolidated content specific to areas of common concern:
- Patients under age 50 with rectal bleeding
- Collecting a meaningful history
- Bowel preparation
- Screening intervals
- Coordination of care
Advantages/Disadvantages for Colorectal Cancer Screening Options
- Simplified and reorganized into three tiers per U.S. Multi-Society Task Force
- Added Cologuard-specific content
Patient Discussion Points
- Enhance section regarding bowel prep
- Updated supporting evidence
- Added recognition of the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force as key reference
- Added listing of hereditary syndromes
For questions about the CRICO Colorectal Care Management Decision Support Tool, contact CRICO Senior Editor, Jock Hoffman.
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CRICO decision support tools.
General Informed Consent Guidelines
A document to assist institutions in reviewing policies, procedures and forms relative to obtaining and documenting informed consent.
Challenge: Take the OB Clinical Guidelines Test
Take this test and see if you already follow these best practices from the Obstetrical Services of the CRICO-insured Institutions.
OB Guideline 15: Assessment and Monitoring in Labor and Delivery
During prenatal care, the clinician and patient will discuss common events and procedures in labor, including methods of assessing fetal well-being.
Obstetrics Guidelines Listing
Easily navigate this web-based version of the OB guidelines 1-35 and the sample form appendices A-H. The OB Guidelines PDF is also available on this page if you want to read or print it in booklet form. (2022 version available)