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Identifying and Managing Lynch Syndrome - CNE is a Course

Identifying and Managing Lynch Syndrome - CNE

0.25 credits


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About this Course

Lynch syndrome is a hereditary cancer syndrome associated with significantly increased risk for colorectal, endometrial, and many other cancer types. When diagnosed, increased screening and surveillance can lead to early cancer diagnoses and even prevention, decreasing morbidity and mortality. Although approximately 1 in 300-1,000 individuals has Lynch syndrome, it is underdiagnosed. In this course, you will hear from a patient who has Lynch syndrome about her experience. You will practice recognizing Lynch syndrome red flags, communicating about the Lynch syndrome testing process, and incorporating increased screening. You will have access to tools and resources to help you perform these tasks in your practice.

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CNE Information and Disclosures

Original Release: February 1, 2018
Expiration Date: February 25, 2021

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize Lynch syndrome (LS) red flags
  • Communicate with patients about the Lynch syndrome testing process
  • Incorporate screening and surveillance for individuals with Lynch syndrome

CNE Approval Statement
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

Claiming Your Credit
In order to claim credit 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module content in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment answering 2 out of 4 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.   

Nurses are eligible for a maximum of .25 contact hours upon the completion of this activity.

Planners, Writers, and Reviewers
  • Emily Edelman, MS, CGC – The Jackson Laboratory
  • Greg Feero, MD, PhD - Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
  • Therese Ingram, MA – The Jackson Laboratory
  • Susan Levasseur, APRN
  • Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC – The Jackson Laboratory
  • Linda Steinmark, MS, LGC – The Jackson Laboratory
  • Beverly Tenenholz, MS, LGC – Hartford Healthcare

The following individuals contributed to an earlier version of this program: Robin Schwartz, MS, LGC, UCONN Health.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure
This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest. Unless otherwise noted, the program planners and faculty do not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this course.

The following disclosures are reported that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the education program: Emily Edelman and Kate Reed receive salary support from Pfizer Inc. through an unrestricted quality improvement grant that focuses on improving ascertainment of hereditary breast cancer, provided by the American Community Cancer Centers and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change. In their roles as a planners and content authors, Ms. Edelman and Ms. Reed recused themselves from all deliberations relating to content related to the commercial entity with which they have financial interest and were not responsible for reviewing for bias any related content. All educational material has been peer-reviewed by external reviewers to assess for bias.

Commercial Support
This program was supported by educational grants from The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the CDC. There is no commercial support being received for this activity.

Hardware/software Requirements

Audio speakers or headphones
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher

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Should you have technical questions or questions regarding the content of the activity, please email Clinical and Continuing Education at the Jackson Laboratory.

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