Constipation

Return to all Geriatric Medicine sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Utilize an evidence-based diagnostic approach to evaluate patients presenting with constipation.

2. Identify more serious, underlying conditions that may present with constipation as a symptom.

3. Counsel patients on diet and exercise habits including increasing fluid and fiber intake to both treat and prevent constipation.

4. Classify various laxatives (i.e, bulking agents, osmotic agents, stimulants, pro-kinetic agents, etc) and the evidenced based indications for use.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019

Lisa K. Price, MD, Chief Quality Officer, InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE, Denver

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019
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