Sponsored by: Kyowa Kirin
KKI/UKIRE/MOV/0007 July 2019
This module was written by StudyPRN and funded by Kyowa Kirin as a service to medicine. Kyowa Kirin had no input into course content.
This resource, composed of 14 clinical cases, assesses the user’s knowledge and understanding on the gastrointestinal effects of cancer and palliative care.
Successful completion of the resource provides 1 hour of CPD delivered by Learna Ltd.
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. It is associated with worsening quality of life which is a particular issue in palliative care, where drug treatments, such as opiates, are commonly associated with constipation. In consequence, recent guidance has evolved to help support the management of constipation and newer therapies are available that expand the ability to provide effective treatment beyond traditional laxatives. This module, consisting of ten questions is designed to assess knowledge on issues relating to constipation with an emphasis on opiate-induced constipation and associated guidance.
The aims and objectives of this module are to: