About IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
The goal of this course is to explain irritable bowel syndrome, its signs and symptoms, pathophysiology and treatment.

Course Publication Date: June 29, 2011

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Rebecca Boles RN, BSN
Course No:IBS053011
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
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NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2013.

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Learning Objectives
  • Define irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Explain the incidence of IBS.
  • Understand the daily life of an IBS patient.
  • Describe the 3-part complex of factors that cause IBS (altered GI motility, GI hypersensitivity and psychosocial).
  • List the signs and symptoms of IBS.
  • Explain treatment options for patients with IBS.
  • Identify the nursing management of a patient with IBS.


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