Preventing Constipation and Fecal Impaction for Home Health

 

Regular bowel elimination is essential for good health. The bowel elimination process, however, may work normally for some people but poorly for others. As the body ages, some of the physical and psychological changes that take place can negatively affect the bowel elimination process. Although problems with bowel elimination are common among the elderly, it is preventable. In this course, you will learn what constipation and fecal impaction are, how to prevent constipation, and what factors cause the overuse of laxatives. *Additionally, this course is offered in Spanish

$20.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-SC-HH-PCFI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SC-HH-PCFI
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between constipation and fecal impaction.
Explain how to prevent constipation.
Identify the factors that contribute to overuse of laxatives.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Facts about Constipation A. Fact or Fiction B. Normal Bowel Elimination C. Constipation and Fecal Impaction D. Controllable Factors E. Uncontrollable Factors F. The Impact of Medications G. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Direct Care Workers; entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Home Health.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing [email protected]