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Constipation Management and Treatment

Contact Hours Awarded: 1

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Course Overview

Constipation Management and Treatment

Edith Fomuso

Constipation is a common complaint among hospitalized and long-term care patients. Nursing-led interventions are key to preventing serious complications and to improve the patient’s comfort and well-being. Nurses should be able to identify signs and symptoms of constipation, interpret assessment findings, and recommend non-pharmacological treatment options as an adjunct to any ordered medication. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Epidemiology 
  3. Etiology/Pathophysiology 
  4. Signs and Symptoms 
  5. Pharmacological/Non-Pharmacological Treatment 
  6. Complications 
  7. Prevention 
  8. Nursing Implications 
  9. Conclusion 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course, we will discuss Constipation Management and Treatment. It will take the average learner 60 minutes to complete and awards 1 contact hours of continuing education.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate a 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Discuss signs and symptoms of constipation. 
  2. Identify common treatment options.  
  3. Recognize complications that can arise if left untreated. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: October 16, 2023

Course Expires on: October 16, 2026

Course Offering: #193