ECCO IBD Curriculum
14.1. Understands the mechanisms by which IBD can cause fatigue and how this can be managed
This course has been developed for IBD nurses and other interdisciplinary non-medical clinicians interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the management of non-inflammatory symptoms in IBD patients in order to improve patient outcomes.
After this case you will:
- Understand the mechanisms by which IBD can cause fatigue and how this can be recognised and managed
- Understand the mechanisms by which IBD can cause non-inflammatory pain and how this can be managed
- Understand the prevalence of IBS (functional symptoms) in IBD
- Be aware of the prevalence of faecal incontinence (FI) in IBD
- Know how to assess the patient for factors which might influence non-inflammatory symptoms
- Be aware of the range of therapeutic options for treating non-inflammatory symptoms
- To understand the key tests and investigations that complete the work up of the presenting symptoms
- To understand the scope of factors that affect IBD patients and which patients need to be educated about
- To learn the principles of a collaborative approach when initiating a treat-to-target treatment strategy
- To recognise the different factors that affect quality of life for an IBD patient and to develop a patient-centred approach to improvement in quality of life.
1. To provide an overview of some of the nutrition and dietary management options for IBD
2. To highlight the role of the IBD nurse in relation to nutrition and dietary management of IBD