Opioid Induced Constipation

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.

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

Note: This educational module was developed by MASCC in partnership with Kyowa Kirin who funded the module and contributed content 

 

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)

Note: This Kyowa Kirin webinar is developed in partnership with MASCC and may include discussions about specific medicines. The webinar is intended for healthcare professionals and is available to MASCC members. Sign into your member area to access the webinar.

 

Course Details

Chapter01:24:00
Opioid-induced Constipation: A multidimensional Problem 00:25:00
Clinical management of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with cancer: focus on health-related quality of life 00:59:00
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