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This article has been approved by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board for Category B credit toward recertification as an ONC.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of constipation.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify causes of constipation and the dietary changes, bulk forming agents, surfactants, and stimulants used to treat it.
  2. Summarize the use of osmotic agents and laxatives to treat constipation, as well as pharmacologic treatments for opioid-induced constipation (OIC) and chronic idiopathic constipation.
Price: $10.00


  • ANCC 1.0 CH / 0.5 APH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH
  • GA - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Awarded Advanced Pharmacology Hours

Test Code: ON0520D
Published: May/Jun 2020
Expires: 6/3/2022
Required Passing Score: 11/15 (73%)
Authors: Emily Lammers, PharmD; Sneha Baxi Srivastava, PharmD, BCACP, CDE;
Topics: Constipation