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Paradigm Shift in Endoscopic Management of Peri-pancreatic Fluid Collection (OLV005)
Released: May 2019
Viewing Time: 34 minutes

This CME activity consists of the ASGE video, Paradigm Shift in Endoscopic Management of Peri-pancreatic Fluid Collection, followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

Significant controversies exist on the best practice for endoscopic management of peri-pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs). The aim of this educational video is to provide the viewers with an in-depth discussion in the latest updates and controversies in endoscopic management of PFCs. Particular emphasis has been placed on the following topics including the technical and technological evolution in endoscopic drainage of PFCs, the 2012 Revised Atlanta's criteria for defining PFCs, the optimal approach for draining pseudocysts, the role of endoscopic drainage in pancreatic necrosis, the technical considerations in endoscopic drainage, the specific stent systems for EUS-guided drainage, the adjunctive measures for successful endoscopic drainage, and management of adverse events.

Target Audience

Practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Appropriately define the types of PFCs
  • Compare the pros and cons of various approaches for drainage of PFCs
  • Construct an overview of EUS-specific stent systems
  • Explain various adjunctive measures used in endoscopic drainage
  • Determine potential adverse events associated with endoscopic drainage of PFCs

Online CME Release Date: May 15, 2015
CME Expiration Date: May 15, 2018

Expected Time of Activity Completion: 30 Minutes (0.50 CME Credit)

Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows Requirements: Operating system: Windows 7+
Browser: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+

Macintosh Requirements:
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+


This CME activity consists of an ASGE video, followed by a post-assessment.  All materials required to complete the activity, including the video, are contained within the activity.

To complete this activity,

  1. View the video.
  2. Complete the Post –assessment by selecting the single best answer for each multiple choice question. You will be able to change your answer at any time until you click on the finish button. Multiple attempts are given and each question must be answered correctly before proceeding to the next question. Persons scoring 100% pass the test and can print a CME certificate. Exams can be saved to access at a later date.
  3. Complete the Evaluation.

You may complete the activity in one sitting, or you may save your work in progress and complete it at a later date. However, to earn CME credits, you must complete the activity prior to the CME expiration date. 

In order to claim credit, you must complete the Post-assessment and Evaluation. Completed CME will be tracked in your account and you can print a record of this CME activity at any time. 

Contact Info

For technical difficulties, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm Central Time at 1-866-353-ASGE (2743). For questions related to content or CME credits, please email

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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