Update on Bowel Preparations: Improving Diagnostic Accuracy and Patient Adherence

Shilpa Amara, PharmD
Published Online: Monday, May 20, 2013
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
Update on Bowel Preparations: Improving Diagnostic Accuracy and Patient Adherence
 
Shilpa Amara, PharmD
Drug Information Specialist
Barnabas Health
West Orange, New Jersey
 

 
Disclosures
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
 
Faculty
Shilpa Amara, PharmD
 
Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education Planning Staff
Judy V. Lum, MPA; and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD
 
Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff
Bea Riemschneider and David Allikas
 
PTOCPE uses an anonymous peer reviewer as part of content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


 
Educational Objectives
 
Upon completion of the educational activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the importance of diagnostic accuracy of colonoscopy.
  2. Discuss the efficacy and safety of bowel preparations.
  3. Describe the rationale for treatment selection of bowel preparations based on underlying medical conditions, medications, and tolerability.
  4. Discuss implications for the community pharmacist in regards to improving patient adherence to bowel preparations.
Target audience: Pharmacists
Type of activity: Knowledge
Release date: May 10, 2013
Expiration date: May 10, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour
Fee: Free
 
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