Update on Bowel Preparations: Improving Diagnostic Accuracy and Patient Adherence

Pharmacy Times, May 2013 Skin & Eye Health, Volume 79, Issue 5

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:

  • Demonstrate the importance of diagnostic accuracy of colonoscopy.
  • Discuss the efficacy and safety of bowel preparations.
  • Describe the rationale for treatment selection of bowel preparations based on underlying medical conditions, medications, and tolerability.
  • 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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