{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Reducing Opioid-Induced Constipation Post-Cardiac Surgery: An Improvement Project in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Activity Steps

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Select risks related to opioid-induced constipation.
  2. Identify issues related to the planning and development of interventions in a quality improvement (QI) project focused on preventing opioid-induced constipation.
  3. Explain results of a QI project on preventing opioid-induced constipation in children in a pediatric cardiac ICU after cardiac surgery.

Learning Outcomes

Seventy-five percent of participants will demonstrate knowledge of opioid-induced constipation in children in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac surgery by achieving a minimum score of 70% on the posttest.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH
  • NM - BON 1.5 CH
  • SC - BON 1.5 CH
  • WV - BOERN 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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, Georgia Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board of Nursing, and West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, #50-1223.

Test Code: JNCQ0722
Published: Jul/Sep 2022
Expires: 9/5/2025
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Miranda A. Rodrigues, DNP, RN, CNL, CCRN-K; Tochie Lofton, DNP, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC; Sebastian C. Tume, MD; Katherine I. Lemming, PharmD