Diarrhea: What To Look Out For

Diarrhea: What To Look Out For

Family MedicineGastroenterology And HepatologyGeneral PracticeInternal Medicine
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Overview

About this course

Diarrhea continues to be one of the most common medical complaints in the world. This e-learning module aims to differentiate acute and chronic diarrhea, discuss the management strategies for acute and chronic diarrhea, and differentiate the two most common type of chronic diarrhea: functional and organic.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Differentiate between acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Understand the management of acute diarrhea including the role of diagnostic tests and antibiotic treatment
  • Differentiate between organic and functional causes of chronic diarrhea, and refer accordingly for further management

Topics covered

  • Definition of acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Management goal and strategies of acute diarrhea including the role of diagnostic tests, pharmacologic support, and antibiotic treatment
  • Differentiate between organic and functional causes of chronic diarrhea
  • Management strategies for functional chronic diarrhea including lifestyle and diet modification, referral to dietitian or psychologist, and use of medications
  • When to refer to a gastroenterologist

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.