In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD and T.R. Eckler, MD discuss the March 2024 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Emergency Department Evaluation and Management of Constipation

  • Prevalence and Impact
  • Understanding the Causes
  • Medications That Can Cause Constipation
  • Dealing with Fecal Impaction
  • Understanding Stercoral Colitis
  • Pre-Hospital Care
  • ED History and Physical Exam
  • Diagnostic Studies and Imaging
    • X-Ray
    • CT Scans
    • Advanced Testing
  • Treatment Options for Constipation
    • Enemas
    • Osmotic Laxatives and Stool Softeners
  • Special Considerations: Pregnant, Pediatric, and Hospice Patients
  • Prescription Medications for Constipation
  • Clinical Pathway for Constipation Management

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