Management of Childhood Functional Constipation

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours of which 0.5 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Explain the criteria for functional constipation diagnosis.
2. Manage children with functional constipation using the most current evidence-based recommendations.
3. Discuss first- and second-line medications for fecal disimpaction and maintenance therapy.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Lisa Philichi, Pediatric Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner  Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Clinic, Tacoma, WA.

Conflicts of interest: None to report.

Correspondence: Lisa Philichi, MN, CPNP,

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center,

311 South L Street, MS: 311-W3-GI, Tacoma, WA 98405



Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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