Around 80 Australians die of bowel cancer every week, but if detected early, up to 90% of cases can be successfully treated.

It is, therefore, vital that nurses know what advice to give about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

This 1 hour webinar takes a look at how to approach bowel cancer screening as a nurse working in general practice.

This webinar covers:

•An introduction to bowel cancer and why screening is important

•The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, including who is eligible and information about the Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)

•Information on the new National Cancer Screening Register

•How nurses can work with patients to increase bowel cancer screening including:
– How to identify patients appropriate for bowel cancer screening
– How to have conversations with patients about bowel cancer screening
– How to incorporate bowel cancer screening promotion into your practice activities.

The webinar originally took place on 1 March 2017.

Click on the image to watch a recording of the webinar.

This initiative is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The webinar is delivered by Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), with the support of Cancer Council Western Australia.

If you would like to watch more about bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening, check out these great videos hosted by Dr Norman Swan.