Pap Smear Guidelines
Originally presented by Cardea Austin on April 9, 2010
About This Webinar
This session was designed to educate participants on how to screen their patients for cervical cancer and its precursors consistent with the evidence based guidelines published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They will specifically be instructed on the age at which screening should start and end and the recommended intervals of screening. In addition they will learn about the relevant evidence from the medical literature that supports these new guidelines.
Estimated time to complete the activity: 1.5 hours
Date of Original Release: April 16, 2010
Date of Expiration for CME: October 16, 2010
Individuals viewing the enduring webinar will need 1) a computer with high-speed internet; 2) video viewing software like Apple QuickTime or Adobe Flash Player and 3) computer speakers.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
- List three changes in ACOG's cervical cancer screening recommendations in the December 2009 Practice Bulletin.
- Discuss the duration of protection offered by an negative Pap test plus a negative HPV DNA test.
- Review the risks and benefits of delaying the first screening Pap test to age 21.
Alex G Waxman, MD
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of New Mexico
UNM CME policy, in compliance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an activity disclose all relevant financial relationships they have had within the last 12 months with any commercial interest.
The planners and faculty of this program disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.
How to get continuing education credit:
At the end of the webinar, you will be redirected to a survey site. You must complete and pass the test, and complete the evaluation form. Your certificate will be sent within 15 working days via email.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of New Mexico Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Diabetes Prevention & Control Program, New Mexico Dept. of Health. The University of New Mexico Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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