iLearning Recorded Webinar
Management of Biliary Strictures
There are three current treatment options for biliary stricture management: open surgery, percutaneous radiologic interventions and endoscopic therapy. Each modality offers advantages over the others in specific clinical situations. In this one-hour continuing education recorded webinar, the speaker will utilize lecture and video case studies to review considerations in the endoscopic management of biliary strictures, detailing instrumentation and technology.
This learner-paced education activity is intended primarily for RNs with a responsibility for or an interest in the endoscopic or radioscopic management of biliary strictures. The presentation will also be of interest to allied healthcare personnel in Endoscopy.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1) Describe three types of common biliary strictures encountered in the GI Suite
2) List diagnosis and treatment options for malignant and benign biliary strictures
3) Discuss differences between plastic and metal stents in biliary stricture management options
Participants will complete the recorded webinar learning activity. They will view the presentation, then register to complete the evaluation and take the post-test on the website. They will submit the documentation as directed. A bibliographic reference is included for those wishing additional information.
Upon successful completion of the entire online program and submission of required documentation, participants will be granted 1 contact hour. No partial credit will be granted.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 50-574 and the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574.
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), contact hours earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification through the ABCGN
1. Successful completion: Participants must attend the entire program, submit required documentation and achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test.
2. Conflict of interest: Planners disclose no conflict of interest; the speaker, as an employee of the commercial support entity, hereby discloses a conflict of interest. The speaker has signed a statement agreeing to present information without bias.
3. Commercial company support: Fees are underwritten by education funding provided by Boston Scientific.
4. Non-commercial company support: None.
5. Complementary/Alternative therapy: None.
6. Implicit bias: Educational Dimensions supports efforts to eliminate health care disparities and implicit bias in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics in CNE activities addressing direct patient care.
Participants successfully completing the activity and submitting required documentation will be permitted to print a certificate of completion. Participants are advised to retain the certificate for eight years following activity completion.
Replacement of misplaced certificate is available from Educational Dimensions. There is a fee for this service. Request a replacement by contacting us.
Guide to Study
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- Evaluation Form: Once you have registered or signed in you will be asked to complete an evaluation form and submit it. This is required to obtain the Certificate of Completion.
- Post-test: A post-test, based on the content of the eLearning activity, will need to be taken. A passing score of 80% is required. This is required to obtain the Certificate of Completion.
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Recorded Webinar Video
Management of Biliary Strictures
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