Diarrhoea: What To Look Out For

Diarrhoea: What To Look Out For

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Overview

About this course

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


Learning outcomes

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

Topics covered

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

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.