Abdominal pain and cramping: antispasmodics for management and self-treatment - Mainpro+


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This one-hour eCME is accredited through the CFPC and directed to primary care clinicians in the therapeutic area of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). The program will focus on abdominal cramping and pain/discomfort associated with FGIDs like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional bloating, functional constipation, functional diarrhea, and unspecified functional bowel disorder. Symptom severity, treatment and management options including diet, lifestyle modifications and medications will be covered, as well as warning signs of more serious conditions.

This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ Credit(s). Cert+ Program ID#: 190057

Flavio M Habal, PhD, MD, FRCPC

Pravinsagar Mehta, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Deanna Telner, MD, CCFP

Bruce Wheeler, MD, CCFP

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain functional gastrointestinal disorders and common examples;
  2. Identify symptoms that may be treated with lifestyle and/or diet modification and/or non-prescription antispasmodics versus red flag symptoms that require referral;
  3. Provide guidance to patients in the areas of nutrition and lifestyle;
  4. Describe treatment options.

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