Functional Constipation

Topics: Neurogastroenterology & Motility, Paediatric

Author: Rosan Meyer
This course was developed by: ESPGHAN.

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About this online course

Difficulty with defecating is extremely common in children, and constipation accounts for nearly 5% of visits to pediatricians.

To assist healthcare professionals with diagnosing and treating this condition, ESPGHAN have created a series of guidelines, based on the latest evidence. These modules aim to provide a full understanding of the condition, how to recognise and effectively treat it.

Learning objectives

The objectives of this course are:

  • To understand the definitions for feeding difficulties in children and which one is appropriate for children with gastrointestinal disorders
  • To be able recognise the symptoms
  • To understand the possible causes of feeding difficulties in gastrointestinal disorders
  • To understand the basic management principles
  • To understand the importance to early recognition to prevent the development of feeding difficulties

Target audience

Paediatricians interested in gastroenterology, Gastroenterologists who see children, Family paediatricians and Primary care physicians who see children.