Change in Bowel Habit and Constipation for Primary Care Practitioners

Sponsored by: Kyowa Kirin

This module, developed by StudyPRN, assesses your knowledge of the changes in bowel habit and constipation. On successful completion of the module, you'll be awarded with a one hour CPD Certificate. Sponsored by Kyowa Kirin.

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Resource Overview

Constipation is a common presenting symptom in primary care with a prevalence increasing from 3% in young adults to up to 20% in the elderly. The prescribing of opioids for musculoskeletal pain and other conditions is common in primary care and as a result opioid-induced constipation (OIC) can occur. It is important for clinicians to remain vigilant and assess the risk for suspected cancer in patients presenting with altered bowel patterns or other red flag symptoms and signs.

This resource, which has been specifically designed for Primary Care Practitioners, focuses upon the changed in bowel habit and constipation. The questions, posed as clinical cases, are typical of what one might see in clinical practice.

Once you complete the resource - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% - you'll be awarded with a downloadable one hour CPD Certificate, which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.

Aims and Objectives

This module is composed of 13 assessment questions and on successful completion of this resource, you will be able to:

  • Identify and manage secondary causes of constipation including drug induced constipation in a primary care setting
  • Appreciate how certain conditions can increase the likelihood of constipation by nature of the condition itself or the drug treatment it requires
  • Arrange appropriate and timely referral to secondary care services
  • Recognise red flag symptoms and signs in patients with constipation that require urgent specialist input

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