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What you will learn

Course description: 

This GI course for nurses presents a brief overview of the structures and function of the GI system as well as an assessment of the patient with GI disorders. Course content includes identifying abnormal findings of the GI tract and appropriate management of the critically ill patient. Also presented is the function of the accessory organs of the GI tract and normal nutrient metabolism.



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Present a systematic approach to GI assessment
  • Present the circulatory system and the nervous system's role in GI function
  • Identify abnormal findings associated with inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation
  • Describe diagnostic procedures and pertinent laboratory tests used in the assessment of the GI system
  • Distinguish between the causes and clinical manifestations of upper and lower GI bleeding
  • Describe the clinical manifestations of acute pancreatitis and hepatic failure
  • Identify the treatment modalities used in the management of acute pancreatitis and hepatic failure
  • List the metabolic responses to injury and illness in the critically ill patient
  • Review considerations and strategies required in meeting the nutritional needs of critically ill patients
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

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