Gastrointestinal stenting (CME) – online course
Authors: A. Husainy and R. Uberoi
Reviewers: F. Deschamps, D. Filippiadis, G. Mauri, S. Müller-Hülsbeck and C. Nice
This course corresponds to chapter 126.96.36.199 Gastrointestinal Interventions and 188.8.131.52.2 Gastrointestinal Stenting in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR.
Gastrointestinal (GI) stenting is increasingly being used to manage upper and lower GI obstruction, both for benign and malignant aetiology, as it offers immediate relief from symptoms such as pain, dysphagia, obstruction and improve quality of life. Several studies, including six randomised clinical trials, reported technical and clinical success ranging from 83-100% and 80-90% respectively. The median duration of stent patency was 94% at 4 week and 67% at 6 months, making them an effective option for treating upper and lower GI obstruction. New stent technology is promising to increase the technical success rate, improve clinical outcome and lower complication rates. This learning module discusses various GI stenting options, including their indications as well as technical considerations.
- To learn about all available types of GI stents
- To become aware of the range of conditions that can be treated with GI stenting
- To become familiar with the indications and contraindications of GI stenting
- To learn technical tips for successful outcomes
- To become aware of common complications in GI stenting and how to avoid them
- To learn about postprocedural follow-up
This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and corresponds to chapter 184.108.40.206 Gastrointestinal Interventions and 220.127.116.11.2 Gastrointestinal Stenting.
The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour and is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 1 European CME credit (ECMEC). The CME accreditation for this course will expire on January 7, 2022. A non-CME accredited version of the course will remain available until the new CME accredited course is published.
Upon purchase, access to complete and revisit the course is granted for an enrolment period of 90 days.
The CME certificate will be available in the myCIRSE area past the enrolment period if the course is completed before January 7, 2022.
Release date: January 2020