Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Rome IV Update

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Rome IV Update

Course Expiration Date: 6/30/22

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with an update to the clinical guidelines for Rome IV therapy for IBS.

Instructor: Dr. Claire DeCristofaro

Target Audience: Nurses, and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the physiology of the GI tract and pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Compare and contrast the distinction between functional GI disorders (FGIDs) and organic GI pathologies, and recognition of alarm symptoms.
  • Discuss the types of IBS as related to diagnosis and clinical evaluation and demonstrate knowledge of current clinical practice guidelines for this condition, including Rome IV.
  • Describe the clinical interventions used in this condition, both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic.

Length of Course: 120 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing education activity is approved for 2.0 nursing continuing professional development contact hours for licensed nurses. 

This participant has also earned 1.25 pharmacology hours.

 Others: Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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