Supplemental Course - Constipation
Provides evidence-based strategies for the assessment and management of chronic constipation among community-dwelling older adults.
Registered nurses (RN) and healthcare providers focusing on best practices in chronic disease management, case management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation and management.
- Define chronic constipation
- Identify potential factors that can contribute to constipation in the older adult
- Apply evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of constipation in community-dwelling vulnerable older adults
- Communicate to patients and caregivers the rationale for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of constipation
Jane Marks, RN, MS has over 21 years' experience in geriatric nursing. For the past several years she served as the Associate Director to the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center (GEC). She coordinates a continence program for older adults with an emphasis on behavioral intervention and follows a group of patients through the primary care outpatient setting at GEC. Her other responsibilities in this position included coordinating numerous geriatric programs for healthcare professionals throughout the state of Maryland and working closely with nursing and medical students during their rotation through GEC.
She is actively involved in the National Gerontological Nurses Association at the state and national level. In 2006, she received the award for outstanding advanced practice for gerontological nursing. Ms. Marks has served as a Nurse Planner for gerontological nursing programs for the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing since 2007.