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Activity Steps


Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Discuss and summarize the rectal cancer surgery checklist, developed by the Quality and Safety Assessment Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) in order to improve clinical care in this patient population
  2. Show that a complete preoperative checklist is crucial in both pathological and 30-day post-operative outcomes
  3. Explain that the use of a standardized synoptic operative reporting system may enhance the current rectal cancer surgery checklist
  4. Discuss how circumferential resection margin (CRM) can be a surrogate for long term oncologic outcomes in this patient population
Price: $10.00


  • ACCME 1.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: DCR0120
Published: January 2020
Expires: 1/1/2023
Required Passing Score: 3/4 (75%)
Authors: Garfinkle, Richard M.D.; Vasilevsky, Carol-Ann M.D.; Ghitulescu, Gabriela M.D.; Morin, Nancy M.D.; Faria, Julio M.D.; Boutros, Marylise M.D.
Categories: Gastrointestinal , Surgical