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Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: Patient–Healthcare Provider Communication Tools and Tips

Medical Minute

In this Medical Minute, learn how meaningful communication can result in a positive patient–provider relationship that better addresses patient needs.

Physicians: Maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Nurses: 0.75 Nursing contact hour

Released: February 08, 2023

Expiration: February 07, 2024

No longer available for credit.



Monica Nandwani

Monica Nandwani, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from

AbbVie Inc.


Practicing Clinicians Exchange

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Target Audience

This program is intended for healthcare professionals who manage patients with CIC, including gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, and GI-specific advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician associates/physician assistants).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop a holistic treatment plan for patients with CIC that is based on effective communication and shared decision-making.


Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Monica Nandwani, DNP, RN, FNP-BC: consultant/advisor/speaker: Phathom, Salix.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC and Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE), do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose, except Brooks Cash, MD as noted below:

Brooks Cash, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: AbbVie, Ardelyx, QOL, Salix, Takeda.

Instructions for Credit

Learners wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:

  • View the content in its entirety
  • Relate the content material to the learning objectives
  • Complete evaluation form
  • The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.75 hours.

Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of 100%.


The program has been made available online

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Joint Accreditation Statement
Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physician Continuing Medical Education
CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 0.75 contact hours.

Physician Assistant/Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education
Joint AccreditationClinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until February 7, 2024. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.