Gastrointestinal Effects of Cancer & Palliative Care

Assess your knowledge of the gastrointestinal effects of cancer and palliative care with this Palliative Care CPD module, consisting of 16 MCQs.

GBP (£) £ 8.00

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Gastrointestinal Effects of Cancer & Palliative Care CPD Module

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.

Why Choose Our Gastrointestinal Effects of Cancer & Palliative Care CPD Module?

Our module addresses constipation, emphasising opiate-induced constipation and the relevant guidance associated with it. This knowledge is particularly valuable for healthcare professionals dealing with patients in palliative care settings.

Once you complete the module - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% - you'll be awarded a downloadable 1-hour CPD Certificate, which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.

Aims & Objectives

The aims and objectives of this module are to:

Raise awareness regarding the physical and health economic implications of constipation

Improve your knowledge of issues surrounding the prevention and management of opiate-induced constipation (OIC) and newer therapies available to complement traditional approaches to care

Raise awareness of the investigation and management of chronic constipation with reference to recent guidance

Palliative Medicine CPD Course
3 Modules Only £5

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