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190189 - CRC and Hot Topics

  • : Online

In this session Gastroenterologists, Dr Chatura Jayasekera and Dr Anthony Rode will present an update on bowel cancer screening, emerging trends, pathways of the disease, the role of a colonoscopy in detection of SSA/Ps, colonoscopy reports, patient discussions, faecal transplants, eosinophilic oesophagitis and patient management issues. In addition the recent MBS changes to scope items referral requirements will be discussed. The session includes case studies relevant to a general practice setting.

Relevance to General Practice

The patient presenting with rectal bleeding is a common occurrence in the general practice setting and the combination of symptoms usually gives an indication of the most likely diagnosis. Rectal bleeding is the passage of fresh blood per rectum. It is generally caused by bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal tract, but may occur in patients with large upper GI bleeds or from small bowel lesions. The causes of bleeding range from benign to life-threatening disease and can result in significant haemodynamic instability if not managed appropriately. All patients presenting with rectal bleeding should have routine bloods* and a Group and Save requested (as a minimum). Stool cultures are also useful to exclude infective causes. Patients presenting with rectal bleeding should be considered for investigations according to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) new national guideline on CRC prevention and screening.

Learning outcomes
  • Outline appropriate investigations for patients presenting with Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • List the criteria for urgent referral of patients presenting with PR bleeding *
  • Outline criteria for referral of colonoscopy in patients with new MBS item numbers.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Men's health
    • Women's health
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