Table 1

Medical assistant screening script

I notice that you may be due for colon cancer screening. Have you had a colonoscopy?
        Let me see if I have a copy of that report
            If you have a copy of that report, update health maintenance tab or make a note of date on progress note
            If you do not have a copy, ask when/where it was done and give patient a record release to send for report
        The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening for everyone over age 50. Have you thought about having a colonoscopy?
            Enter preliminary order for physician review and decision or give patient information, depending on their response
            If patient has had a flexible sigmoidoscopy or completed stool cards, make a note