Managing the Gastrointestinal Effects of Opioids

(Download includes CME accreditation material)

Topic Information

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the management of IBS

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

Discuss the frequency, impact, and importance of the gastrointestinal side effects of opioids, with a particular focus on opioid-induced constipation, nausea, and vomiting

Describe the pathophysiology of opioid-induced gastrointestinal adverse effects

Identify contemporary and future management modalities for opioid-induced constipation, nausea, and vomiting

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Purdue University College of Pharmacy and the Gi Health Foundation. Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Date: January 28, 2013Expiration Date: January 28, 2014  EXPIRED

Physician Disclosure Statement

All faculty and staff involved in the planning or presentation of continuing education activities sponsored/provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity. The Gi Health Foundation staff and Purdue University College of Pharmacy staff have no relationships to disclose.


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