New Course on the MASCC Educational Portal on Opioid Induced Constipation

2021    Opioids can provide pain relief for people with later-stage cancer. However, these drugs can also have adverse effects, including constipation. The Opioid Induced Constipation course has two modules. As a member you have access to these on-demand courses. Make sure to optimize your membership benefit and learn about this important topic today by logging on here

Module 1, an educational video will cover:

  • An introduction to opioid-induced constipation (OIC) and how it differs from other types of constipation
  • A large study in the United Kingdom and sharing the quantitative data on OIC (StOIC 1 study)
  • Shared patient stories on their experiences with OIC

Module 2, a recorded webinar which will cover:

  • The importance of a holistic approach to supportive care
  • Adherence to treatment guidelines to ensure appropriate patient management
  • Relevance of considering quality of life measures when treating opioid-induced constipation (OIC)
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