Constipation: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Constipation: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment 

This purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with current information related to the medical condition of constipation. An overview of the normal digestive system is provided. Causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of constipation are discussed. This course provides the learner with information and strategies to manage constipation in multiple populations.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-CCPT

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California Department of Social Services Group Homes

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Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0145-32553

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

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Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0145-32595

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

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Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0145-32652.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

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This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

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Oregon Department of Human Services

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This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

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Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1933280

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-CCPT
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define the term constipation.
Recognize symptoms of constipation.
Explain how a healthy digestive system works.
Name the common causes of constipation.
List two different categories of constipation.
Compare the differences between constipation causative factors.
Recognize common examinations used to diagnose the causes of constipation symptoms.
List ways to minimize constipation problems.
Recognize common medications and treatments for constipation.

Outline:
Hour One A. Introduction B. Gastrointestinal system 1. Description and overview of structures a. Tongue b. Teeth c. Salivary glands d. Liver e. Gallbladder f. Pancreas g. Esophagus h. Stomach i. Small intestine j. Large intestine k. Rectum l. Anal sphincter C. Digestive tract 1. Water-based fluids a. Saliva b. Gastric fluid c. Chyme d. Bile 2. Harsh chemicals and bacteria 3. Transit time D. Identifying constipation 1. Rome III 2. Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 3. Bristol Stool scale E. Symptoms of constipation F. Constipation in the elderly 1. Occurrence rates 2. Contributing factors a. Slowed transit time b. Decreased activity c. Decreased water consumption d. Diet e. Laxative dependency f. Medications g. Contributing medical conditions h. Sensation neglect i. Muscle and nerve disorders j. Irritable bowel syndrome G. Acute versus chronic constipation H. Unresolved constipation 1. Fecal impaction 2. Bowel perforation 3. Surgical intervention I. Bowel care plan 1. Scheduled bathroom time 2. Medications 3. Digital stimulation; manual disimpaction 4. Bulk-forming agents 5. Osmotic cathartics 6. Laxatives 7. Stool softeners 8. Enemas 9. Suppositories 10. Colonic irrigation 11. Colonic cleansing 12. Biofeedback 13. Dietary supplements J. Special considerations 1. Hemorrhoids 2. Rectal prolapse 3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome a. Symptoms b. Treatment 4. Diverticulosis a. Prevention 5. Hirschsprungs disease 6. Volvulus 7. Ostomy K. Effects of dementia

Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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