TI Best Evidence Webinar
Everyone poops – What to do when they don’t
PRESENTER: Dr. Jessica Otte, MD, CCFP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
TIME: 12:15 – 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7hrs) [click here to convert to your local time]
COST: FREE. Must register in order to attend. Everyone who registers will receive confirmation of registration by email and the link to join the webinar.
REGISTRATION: this webinar is over and registration is now closed. Scroll down to see a video recording of the webinar (45-minute video).
About the topic: A discussion of an often overlooked topic: constipation. This session will focus on practical, evidence-informed pharmacologic prevention and management of functional and opiate-induced constipation in adults and elders.
Target audience: clinicians such as family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, clinical and community pharmacists, health profession students, and nurse educators.
Objectives: by the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Recognize medications that commonly cause constipation and confidently de-prescribe these
- Consider preventative bowel care in all patients receiving opiates
- Appreciate the modalities of bowel care and feel confident employing medications to treat constipation according to best available evidence
Click here to view/download a copy of the handout (PDF).
Click here to view the presentation slides (Prezi).
Scroll down to see a video recording of the webinar. (45-minute video)
Click here to view a recording (30-minute video) of this presentation given by Dr. Jessica Otte on October 5th, 2019 in Vancouver, BC at the “Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians” medical education conference marking the 25th anniversary of the UBC Therapeutics Initiative.
About the speaker: Dr Jessica Otte (MD, CCFP) is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Family Practice, member of the Education Working Group of the UBC Therapeutics Initiative, and a family physician in Nanaimo, BC. She has always been passionate about helping patients find the right health care according to the evidence and their needs and values, and she practices this daily with a focus on care of the elderly and palliative care. Dr. Otte is deeply engaged in sharing this approach through continuing medical education, an active social media presence (@LessIsMoreMed), and teaching family practice residents. Together with clinical expertise and patient values, Dr. Otte champions the values of the Therapeutics Initiative – rigorous and non-conflicted review of evidence – in her quality improvement, policy, clinical guideline, and health technology assessment (HTA) contributions at the provincial and national levels.