Meeting the challenge of IBSWadlund, Diana L. MSN, RN, CRNFA, CRNPNurse Practitioner: 11 May 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 5 - p 22–30 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000413481.44379.24 Feature: IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: CE Connection Abstract Author Information Abstract Abstract: Irritable bowel syndrome is frustrating and debilitating for patients, and management of this disorder is a challenge for healthcare providers. IBS is a common, functional, gastrointestinal disorder, and is often characterized by crippling symptoms without any pathologic findings. Author Information Diana L. Wadlund is an acute care NP at Surgical Specialists in Paoli, PA. The author and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.