Colorectal Screening

This section contains the clinical practice guidelines followed in Alberta.

 

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Alberta follows the colorectal screening guidelines developed by Towards Optimized Practice with the Alberta Medical Association.

Clinical Practice Summary

View the PDF of the clinical practice summary on the Towards Optimized Practice (TOP) website.

Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program standards and guidelines

The program standards and guidelines provides the evidence and/or consensus-based quality and safety “points of reference” such that quality and safe care and services to all individuals in Alberta.

Does my patient need a FIT?

This one page flowchart summarizes the guidelines for colorectal cancer screening.  Call 1-866-727-3926 to order a (size:  9×11″) poster.

When to use FIT for healthcare providers

This one-page resource provides important information about when healthcare providers should consider the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for an asymptomatic patient.  Call 1-866-727-3926 to order 

Common Questions about Colorectal Cancer Screening

This brochure is designed for patients to understand common questions related to colorectal cancer screening.

Common Questions about FIT (for patients)

This info sheet provides information about colorectal cancer screening by FIT for patients.

Frequently Asked Questions about FIT for physicians

This one-page resource contains frequently asked questions and answers for physicians about the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT).

FIT Collection Instructions (Brochure)

This brochure provides step-by-step instructions on how to collect a stool sample for the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT).

FIT Collection Instructions

This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT).  This instruction sheet is included in FIT kits from the lab.

FIT Collection Instructions (Francais)

Instructions pour le test immunochimique fécal (TIF).  This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) in French.

FIT Collection Instructions (Spanish)

Instrucciones para la prueba inmunoquímica fecal (FIT).  This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) in Spanish.

FIT Collection Instructions (Arabic)

تعلیمات خاصة بفحص الدم الخفي في البراز.  This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) in Arabic.

FIT Collection Instructions (Chinese Traditional)

糞便免疫化學檢測 (FIT) 說明.  This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) in Traditional Chinese.

FIT Collection Instructions (Simplified Chinese)

粪便免疫化学测试 (FIT) 说明.  This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) in Simplified Chinese.

FIT Collection Instructions (German)

Anweisungen für den Fäkalen Immunchemie-Test (FIT).  This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) in German.

FIT Collection Instructions (Punjabi)

This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) in Punjabi.

FIT Collection Instructions (Vietnamese)

This two-page information sheet provides step-by-step instructions with how to collect a sample for the Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) in Vietnamese.

Bowel preparation instructions (CoLyte)

This booklet can be shared with patients to prepare for a colonoscopy using CoLyte.

Bowel preparation instructions (Bi-PegLyte)

This booklet can be shared with patients to prepare for a colonoscopy using Bi-PegLyte.

Bowel preparation instructions (Pico-Salax)

This booklet can be shared with patients to prepare for a colonoscopy using Pico-Salax.

Did you know?

There are additional colorectal cancer screening resources available, such as colonoscopy patient education booklets, discharge instructions and resources to summarize results and next steps.

In this section, healthcare providers will find resources regarding screening colonoscopies.

 

 

Colonoscopy Patient Resource

This resource is intended for patients who will be having a colonoscopy.

Bowel preparation instructions (CoLyte)

This booklet can be shared with patients to prepare for a colonoscopy using CoLyte.

Bowel preparation instructions (Bi-PegLyte)

This booklet can be shared with patients to prepare for a colonoscopy using Bi-PegLyte.

Bowel preparation instructions using Pico-Salax

This booklet can be shared with patients to prepare for a colonoscopy using Pico-Salax.

Colonoscopy Discharge Instructions

This standardized form provides instructions for patients following a colonoscopy.

Your colonoscopy test results and next steps

This standardized resource can be distributed to patients following their colonoscopy.

Standards and guidelines for screening colonoscopy services

Published in 2014

Quality reporting of colonoscopy performance standards for the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

This document outlines specific quality indicators, their target measures and reporting timelines.

Screening colonoscopy prioritization and expected wait times

Published in 2016

Post polypectomy surveillance guidelines from Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

This document provides the surveillance guidelines post-polypectomy.

Guidelines for antithrombotic management for screening-related colonoscopy

Assessment tools and suggested management for the patient on antithrombotics undergoing a screening-related colonoscopy.

Suggested management of antithrombotic agents for a screening-related colonoscopy

Booklet

Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program standards and guidelines

Booklet

Bowel preparation instructions (Bi-Peglyte)

Booklet

Bowel preparation instructions (CoLyte)

Booklet

Bowel preparation instructions (Pico-Salax)

Booklet

Colonoscopy discharge instructions

Booklet

Colonoscopy patient education

Booklet

Colonoscopy test results and next steps

Poster

Colorectal cancer screening

Poster

Colorectal cancer screening poster for Indigenous people

Brochure

Common questions about colorectal cancer screening

Info Sheet

Common questions about FIT (for patients)

Info Sheet

Discontinued availability of the GFOBT (for physicians)

Info Sheet

Does my patient need a FIT?

Info Sheet

FAQs for physicians about FIT

Brochure

FIT collection instructions

Info Sheet

FIT collection instructions (Arabic)

Info Sheet

FIT collection instructions (Chinese Simplified)

Info Sheet

FIT collection instructions (Chinese Traditional)

Info Sheet

FIT collection instructions (Francais)

Info Sheet

FIT collection instructions (German)

Info Sheet

FIT collection instructions (Punjabi)

Info Sheet

FIT collection instructions (Spanish)

Info Sheet

FIT collection instructions (Vietnamese)

Info Sheet

FIT Lab collection instructions

Booklet

Guidelines for antithrombotic management for screening-related colonoscopy

Booklet

Post polypectomy surveillance guidelines from Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Booklet

Quality reporting of colonoscopy performance standards for the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Booklet

Report on colorectal cancer control in Alberta (2013)

Info Sheet

Screening colonoscopy prioritization and expected wait times

Booklet

Standards and guidelines for screening colonoscopy services

Info Sheet

Suggested management of Antithrombotic agents for a screening-related colonoscopy

Poster

This colorectal cancer screening facility saved Sam's life

Info Sheet

When to use FIT for healthcare providers