ECCO IBD Curriculum

14.3. Understands the prevalence of IBS (functional symptoms) in IBD and how to manage them
Complementary Medicine and Psychotherapy e-Coursee-Course
Year: 2018
Authors: Carolina Palmela, Gianluca Pellino, Sander van der Marel, Kostas Katsanos, Antonio Lopéz-Sanromán

This course has been developed for physicians 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 use of complementary medicines and psychotherapy in IBD patients in order to improve patient outcomes.

After this case you will:

  • Know the evidence for the use of dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and cannabis in IBD patients
  • Be able to identify which herbs or dietary supplements might be useful as complementary therapies in IBD
  • Understand the relation between anxiety/depression, stress and fatigue in IBD
  • Be able to identify the role of psychological therapies in IBD
  • Understand the benefits and side-effects of manipulative and body-based practices
  • Counsel your patient on manipulative and body-based practices

Managing non-inflammatory symptoms e-Coursee-Course
Year: 2018
Authors: Palle Bager, Usha Chauhan, Wladzia Czuber-Dochan, Lesley Dibley, Julie Duncan, Miranda Lomer, Liesbeth Moortgat, and Rotem Sigall-Boneh

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

Psychological Issues in IBDEducational Audio Podcasts
Year: 2019
Authors: Pascal Juillerat