1. General instructions
o Use Canva.com or other infographic development tool of your choice to create a patient teaching aid about over-the-counter treatments for constipation.
2. Include the following sections/headings. You do not have to use these exact words for headings, but they should be labeled in a way that is very clear to your instructor of which topic you are addressing.
o When should a laxative be used?
o Classification/Types (Bulk, Osmotic, Stimulant, Surfactant)
o How each type works
o Examples of each
When should each laxative type be considered?
When would each laxative type be contraindicated?
3. Caution of laxative overuse
o Symptoms of laxative overuse
o Long-term health risks of laxative overuse
o Who is at risk?
o Possible referrals
o Lay language for patients
The format should not match the layout shown in the example image. Be creative.
References used should be noted at the bottom of your infographic in a smaller font as not to distract from information provided but also validating the information came from a reliable source.
References should be from either your textbook or a professional source such as American Gastroenterological AssociationLinks to an external site., Prescriber’s Digital Reference, etc. References should not be from sources such as MayoClinic, WebMD, etc. Additionally, avoid use of journal articles for this assignment as you are looking for a more global consensus than that of one journal article.
5. Screen shot
o Provide a screen shot of your infographic in Canva or other platform of your choice.