All About Constipation
The goal of this course is to help health care professionals understand and educate their patients regarding the problem of constipation.

Course Publication Date: May 30, 2012

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

Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:C030112
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
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NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.

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Learning Objectives
  • Name three drugs that might cause constipation.
  • Name three drugs that might help constipation.
  • Describe the physiology of defecation.
  • Identify the standard set of criteria for constipation.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of constipation.
  • List three symptoms of constipation.
  • List three causes of secondary constipation.
  • List three causes of functional constipation.


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