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MC3 Recorded Education Series: Elimination Problems in Children- Constipation and Soiling

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Step Status
Educational Materials
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Sun, 6/30/24
Credits: 0.75

There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Educational Planner/Presenter:
Barbara T Felt, MD
Chioma Torres, MD
Activity Coordinators: 
Erin Hughes-Krieger, MSW
Laura Hurst, MSW
Anne Kramer, MSW
Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
  1. After completing this activity, participants will be able to identify signs of mental health and behavioral concerns commonly associated with constipation and encopresis in children.
  2. They will be able to use intervention strategies to address elimination problems in pediatric patients with the goal of acquiring stool continence.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for House Officers, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians in the fields of Adolescent Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Psychiatry.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: January 2021
Termination Date: January 2024
Additional Info:

Bibliographic Resources

1. UpToDate 2021

  • Functional constipation in infants, children, and adolescents:
  • Clinical features and diagnosis Constipation in infants and children:
  • Evaluation Chronic functional constipation and fecal incontinence in infants, children, and adolescents:
  • Treatment

2. Joinson C, Psychological differences between children with and without soiling problems, Pediatrics, 117:5, 2006
3. Koppen H, The pediatric Rome IV criteria: what’s new? Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2017
4. Von Gontard A, Psychological and psychiatric issues in urinary and fecal incontinence, J Urology, 186, 2011

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 0.75
Participation: 0.75