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Symptom management: Constipation and bowel obstruction

This Constipation and Bowel Obstruction module is part of the VUCCnet elearning course in palliative care which was developed in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association and Cardiff University.  Experts from across Africa and the UK have contributed to ensure the module is appropriate for the sub-Saharan cancer profile and resource setting. 

Please click here for ecancer's special issue focusing on palliative care in Africa, featuring five original articles from on-the-ground experts, and an editorial by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Professor Anne Merriman.

This module was published in November 2013.

THIS E-LEARNING MODULE RUNS BEST ON MOZILLA FIREFOX AND INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE WITH FLASH ENABLED.

Symptom management: Constipation and bowel obstruction
Modulo
English
0 CME Points

Público destinatarios

Multi-disciplinary African healthcare professionals.

Objetivos educativos

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • List the usual causes of constipation in palliative care patients
  • Outline your management of constipation according to the most likely cause
  • Deliver a teaching session to colleagues on treatment of constipation in palliative care
  • Describe the management of bowel obstruction secondary to malignancy to a new colleague

Requisitos del sistema

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.

Soporte

This module was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency - Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy.