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FIT Resource Hub
 

We are implementing the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) as part of the Colorectal Cancer screening program, ColonCancerCheck.

This resource hub has been created to provide you with updates, changes and tools relevant to your practice and stakeholders. Please be sure to visit this page regularly, it will be updated as new resources are available. We look forward to working together to support a successful transition to FIT in Ontario.

FIT is the best screening test for people at average risk for colorectal cancer.

Advantages of FIT include:

  • Better participation
    • easier to collect
    • no dietary restrictions
    • one specimen
    • less stool contact
  • Better detection
    • improved sensitivity with minimal loss of specificity
    • better than gFOBT at detecting colorectal cancer, and allows for the detection of advanced adenomas
  • It’s simple, safe and accessible


Resource Description Target Audience Download

FIT-Positive Colonoscopy: Facility-Level Guidance

The purpose of this guidance document is to support planning for timely, safe, high-quality fecal immunochemical test (FIT)-positive colonoscopies at the region, facility, and endoscopist level.


  • Facilities
  • Endoscopists
  • Regional Cancer Programs

FIT + Guidance

Transition to FIT: Frequency Asked Questions for Endoscopists

Ontario will be transitioning from the guiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) to the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for colorectal cancer screening in 2018. To support this transition, FAQs have been developed to provide endoscopists with information regarding FIT and changes to the ColonCancerCheck program.

The FAQs provided will be updated as more information becomes available closer to the go-live date in late 2018. Please check back periodically for updated FAQs.


  • Endoscopists
  • GI nurses

Transition to FIT: Frequency Asked Questions for Endoscopists

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) Skills Enhancement for Endoscopy (SEE)© Program – Colonoscopy Skills Improvement (CSI) Vignettes Video

This video demonstrates several important endoscopy techniques in three vignettes:
1) room setup and scope handling,
2) torque assistance steering, and
3) loop resolution and loop recognition.


  • Endoscopists

Colonoscopy Skills Improvement (CSI) Vignettes Video

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) Polyp Detection Module

This video describes evidence-based practices that can be used to modify your colonoscopy performance to improve adenoma detection rates.


  • Endoscopists

Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Adenoma Detection Video

How to mix Methylene Blue for Polypectomy

This poster was developed by the Ottawa Hospital and provides detailed instructions on how to mix methylene blue for polypectomy.

The purpose of this poster is to support endoscopists and gastroenterology (GI) nurses in mixing methylene blue for polypectomy.


  • Endoscopists
  • GI nurses

How to mix Methylene Blue for Polypectomy

Choosing Wisely at North York General: Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT)

This article describes the successful strategy to prevent inappropriate use of fecal-based testing by restricting the use of FOBT among in-patients at North York General Hospital.


  • Endoscopists
  • Primary Care Providers

Choosing Wisely at North York General: Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT)

GI Endoscopy DSP: Data Elements Tutorial Video

This video was designed to support endoscopists with understanding the data elements collected by the GI Endoscopy Data Submission Portal (DSP), including education on understanding landmarks for determining cecal intubation. Note that this video does not include upcoming changes for FIT.


  • Endoscopists

GI Endoscopy DSP: Data Elements Tutorial Video

For current colorectal cancer screening guidelines, please visit - Healthcare Provider Resources – Colorectal Screening

Resource Description Target Audience Download

Transition to FIT Frequently Asked Questions for Primary Care Providers

Ontario will be transitioning from the guiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) to the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for colorectal cancer screening in 2018. To support this transition, FAQs have been developed to provide primary care providers with information regarding FIT and changes to the ColonCancerCheck program.

The FAQs provided will be updated as more information becomes available closer to the go-live date in late 2018. Please check back periodically for updated FAQs.


  • Primary Care Providers

Transition to FIT FAQs July 2017

Choosing Wisely at North York General: Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT)

This article describes the successful strategy to prevent inappropriate use of fecal-based testing by restricting the use of FOBT among in-patients at North York General Hospital.


  • Endoscopists
  • Primary Care Providers

Choosing Wisely at North York General: Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT)

For more information:
Email: screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca




Last modified: Tue, Jan 16, 2018
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