Acute Care Surgery

Anorectal Disorders for the Acute Care Surgeon

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: $70.00
  • Release: Jul 5, 2016
  • Expires: Jul 4, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
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Scott R.  Steele Scott R. Steele, MD
Department of Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs and Division Chief of Colorectal Surgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Needs Statement

Anorectal disorders account for thousands of annual visits and billions of dollars every year in the U.S. alone. Management includes both non-operative and surgical therapies. All healthcare providers treating these conditions need to be well aware of the indications, options and outcomes associated with these strategies.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Clinical Researchers, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Medical Technicians 


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the indications, methods and treatments currently available for hemorrhoids.
  2. Discuss the indications, methods and treatments for anorectal abscess and fistula.
  3. Describe the indications, methods and treatments for anal fissure. 
  4. Explain the treatment options for pilonidal disease


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Systems-based practice

Faculty Disclosure

Scott Steele, MD (speaker) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
Ethicon Endosurgery - Speaker/Course Proctor - Honorarium
Covidien - Speaker/Course Proctor - Honorarium

No other speakers, authors, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 

CE Content Concerns


Concerns or complaints related to ACPE or ACCME standards may be submitted in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral by fax to 859-323-2920, or by mail to 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Ste B475, Lexington, KY 40504


  • The Director or his/her designee will review, investigate, forward and/or respond to complaints and will put forth a best effort to adjudicate the issue(s), along with CECentral staff members, within two (2) weeks of receipt of the grievance or complaint.
  • If needed, concerns, complaints, or grievances will be brought before the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • Issues regarding activity content also will be reviewed and addressed by the Activity Director.
  • A written decision will be issued in a timely manner by the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral or his/herdesignee.
  • Grievances will be considered when planning future activities.

Appeal Procedure

  • Persons who wish to appeal a decision should address the appeal by email, fax or in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral within two (2) weeks of receipt of the response.
  • The Director will bring the appeal to the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • The results of the appeal will be sent to the participant no later than two (2) weeks following the meeting of the board.