Guideline for Management of Constipation in ALS
A diagrammatic flow chart for the management of constipation.
Clinical Care Tools - Symptom Management
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
Used by the clinician as a guide for constipation management of the ALS patient.
function, health status, constipation, symptom assessment, ALS
To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.
Produced by the ALS Workgroup.
To view this tool:
ALS Appendix D, p 57 ( PDF 713 KB / 64 pages)
Posted March 10, 2005
Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: A Consensus Document
# ALS11, type:symptom_management
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.