Sponsored by: Kyowa Kirin
This resource of 14 questions assesses your knowledge on the gastrointestinal effects of cancer and palliative care. On successful completion, you'll receive one hour of CPD. Sponsored by Kyowa Kirin.
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 14 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: