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2016 AMSN Convention

312 - Is Constipation a Diagnosis or Symptom: Does It Matter If Your Patient Can't Poop?

Oct 2, 2016 10:15am ‐ Oct 2, 2016 11:15am

Credits: None available.

Price: $30.00
Members: $20.00


Review the current research on constipation and discuss the role of nurses in identifying and intervening in a timely manner to prevent major complications.

Contact hours available until 10/2/2018.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

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.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the participant will explain the rationale behind, and the need for, frequent and comprehensive assessment of a patient’s bowel habits and patterns.


  • Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, FAAN, Senior Nurse Scientist, Office of Nursing Research & Innovation, Cleveland Clinic
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Is Constipation a Diagnosis or Symptom: Does It Matter If Your Patient Can't Poop?

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