Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses’ and other health care professionals’ awareness of prevention of postoperative ileus after bowel resection. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
Discuss the pathophysiology of postoperative ileus related to bowel resection surgery.
Explain recovery strategies used following bowel resection surgery.
Identify pharmacotherapeutic methods used to treat postoperative ileus.