Cervical Cancer Screening and Managing Abnormal Pap Smears Based on Risk Assessment

November 16, 2021

Activity description 

These materials are only intended for those that attended the live activity, Cervical Cancer Screening and Managing Abnormal Pap Smears Based on Risk Assessment, on November 16.

Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) jointly endorsed the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) cervical cancer screening recommendations. These recommendations replace both the 2018 ACOG guidelines and the 2012 ASCCP guidelines. This activity is intended to update participants on these evolving cervical cancer screening guidelines, outline the preventive strategies presented, and discuss the expanded screening options presented, including high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing parameters. Participants will also review the recently updated ASCCP guidelines on managing abnormal pap smears.

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and Reliant Medical Group.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners, PAs and physicians who have an interest in primary care of female patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the natural history of HPV and accompanying cervical changes.

  • Discuss working knowledge of the current guidelines in cervical cancer screening.

  • Report on how to apply the updated ASCCP guidelines to the management of abnormal pap smears.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
Activity opens: 
11/12/2021
Activity expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
11/16/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
11/16/2021 - 1:00pm
Rating: 
0

Presenter
Christina Kunycky, MD 
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Reliant Medical Group

Activity planners
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Reliant Medical Group. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit designation statements

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.0 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
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