MIMS Education

Management Strategies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Management Strategies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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About this course

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is no longer considered a diagnosis of exclusion – a positive diagnosis of IBS can be made in a patient with classical symptoms, aided by a limited set of investigations. ​This module equips the health care provider with the diagnostic and treatment framework to effectively manage mild to moderate cases of IBS in the community.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:
  • Accurately diagnose IBS
  • If necessary, prescribe medications that can help control a patient’s symptoms
  • Manage a patient’s expectations of their condition

Topics covered

  • Risk factors for IBS
  • Utilizing the Rome IV criteria for diagnosis
  • Symptom-directed therapy
  • Addressing psychosocial contributing factors

1 CME Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.