Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
The Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) course best serves licensed healthcare professionals who have an intermediate to advanced level of medical knowledge and colposcopic practice. The course is designed for those who have previously taken a basic colposcopy course and/or have completed a colposcopy rotation in residency or training, and now desire the opportunity for in-depth learning in LEEP. Ideal for those interested in offering a wider range of treatment to the women in their communities, the LEEP course will provide vital information on electrosurgical physics and safety, procedure techniques, and the necessary equipment and supplies. After successfully completing the course, participants are expected to partake in a hands-on mentored performance training as required for credentialing in new procedures by their home institutions, as this course alone will not prepare participants for independent practice. Participants will likely be those who have a sufficient patient volume to ensure that LEEP skills, once mastered, will be maintained.
Upon completion of this live educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply the physics and electrosurgical principles of loop excision, especially as they relate to equipment safety;
- Implement the criteria for appropriate triage of women to LEEP;
- Identify the equipment and supplies needed to perform LEEP;
- Recognize potential complications—both immediate and delayed—and how to manage them;
- Explain the follow-up of women after LEEP;
- Perform loop excision on inanimate models with sufficient skill to perform procedures under mentorship but not independently;
- Assess practice populations to identify adolescent, middle reproductive age, and postmenopausal women appropriate for LEEP treatment;
- Adopt standardized guidelines on the treatment of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia;
- Analyze practice experience to perform improvement activities; and
- Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients through system complexities.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
ASCCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
ASCCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
As an accredited provider of CME credit, ASCCP has implemented a process to ensure that anyone who is in a position to affect the content of an educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Any conflicts of interest have been resolved by ASCCP prior to the activity.
The following person(s) disclosed no relevant financial relationships:
- Christine Conageski, MD – Author, Content Reviewer, Faculty
- Lisa Flowers, MD – Content Reviewer, Planner
- Rajal Patel, MD – Author, Faculty
- Colleen Stockdale, MD, MS – Content Reviewer, Planner
- Alan Waxman, MD, MPH – Author, Faculty
- Christina Arnold – Staff
- Kerry Curtis – Staff
- Cari Price – Staff
- Alisha Yocum – Staff
- Liesel Robinson – ASCCP Consultant (Senior Event Planner)
- Rich Ryan – ASCCP Consultant (Exhibit/Sponsorship Sales)