A recent study (PT Reeves et al. J Pediatr 2021; 229: 118-126. Full text link: Development and Assessment of a Pictographic Pediatric Constipation Action Plan) highlighted patient education efforts. “This study focused on the design and assessment of a low literacy pictographic CAP for the care of functional constipation in children.”
My take: I agree with the authors that a simple plan like this has “the potential to become an important tool to be used in the care of children with functional constipation, improving both quality-of-care and clinical outcomes.”
Link to PDF: Constipation Action Plan
Related blog posts:
- ANMS Virtual Symposia on Constipation (link to video lectures)
- Expert 2017 Opinion: Miralax is (Still) First Choice Laxative for Children
- Stimulants for constipation
- Here we go again…Mirialax Safety
- Miralax Safety
- Kiwi for constipation
This QR code provides 9 minute explanation of constipation and action plan:
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Uniformed Services Constipation Action Plan
Thank you so much for sharing our functional constipation tool!
The tool was conceived as dual purpose: stepwise action guide for home management of the child AND a drug dose calculator for laxative pharmacotherapy by the clinician.
This YouTube video Walk’s clinicians though using the 4 check boxes to leverage the Autodosing feature.
We also are in the midst of completing a Spanish translation of this tool which you can find at:
We hope this is helpful.
I think your action plan could be very helpful for a lot of patients and clinicians. Feel free to place these comments on twitter where post is publicized as well (under @gutsandgrowth)
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