Nurses are essential in the assessment, planning and implementation of treatment plans aimed at preventing and/or treating constipation in health care settings. Constipation can affect a wide range of people and is a particular concern for older adults, those with reduced mobility and those taking medications that may cause constipation.
This module discusses the management of constipation in adults. It begins with an understanding of related anatomy and physiology, and refreshes knowledge on patient assessment, interpretation of findings and relevant interventions.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: