Management of constipation and faecal incontinence in adults: an update (AJP April 2020)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Karen Watkins

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview of constipation and faecal incontinence in adults including sign and symptoms, identifying constipating medications and those that may contribute to faecal incontinence, and discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. describe referral signs and symptoms for patients presenting with constipation;
  2. identify constipating medications;
  3. outline the non-drug management of constipation;
  4. describe the pharmacological management of constipation;
  5. identify medications that may contribute to faecal incontinence.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Accreditation number: A2004AJP3    Accreditation expires: 01/04/2022
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group One CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.