Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Pharmacy Technician

  Price  $6.95

  Credits  1.5


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, relapsing, functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder of the bowel that can hinder patients’ daily activities and reduce quality of life. According to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) an estimated 10-15% of people in the US have IBS.1,2 Women and those under 50 years of age are more likely to develop IBS than other patient populations.According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFGD), 2 out of 3 IBS sufferers are women and in Western countries, women are 3 times more likely than men to report IBS symptoms to their providers. IBS accounts for approximately 12% of all primary care physician visits and is a common cause of referral to gastroenterologists.Direct medical costs for the management of IBS, not including prescription or over-the-counter medications,range from $1.5-10 billion annually.The indirect costs of IBS include missed workdays, low work productivity and the restriction of activities. In January 2021, ACG published updated position statements on the diagnosis and management of IBS to guide clinicians when treating and making recommendations for this group of patients.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Brooke D. Fidler
PharmD, CHSE
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

  • Recognize the common symptoms and risk factors for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Outline different lifestyle changes that may be beneficial for treating IBS.
  • State the brand and generic names of drug options for the treatment of IBS-D and for IBS-C.
  • Recognize appropriate doses and administration instructions for medications that are FDA approved for the treatment of IBS.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-21-276-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.