Online Courses

CC08 GI System

Price: $25.00 CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 1/1/2021
This course is also available in one or more course series.

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.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

AdventHealth University Division echelon is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider Number P0348

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

This course reports to CE Broker
ANCC Accredited Organization
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Present a systematic approach to GI assessment.
  2. Present the circulatory system and the nervous system's role in the GI function.
  3. Identify abnormal findings associated with inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation.
  4. Describe diagnostic procedures and pertinent laboratory tests used in the assessment of the GI system.
  5. Distinguish between the causes and clinical manifestations of upper and lower GI bleeding.
  6. Describe the clinical manifestations of acute pancreatitis and hepatic failure.
  7. Identify the treatment modalities used in the management of acute pancreatitis and hepatic failure.
  8. List the metabolic responses to injury and illness in the critically ill patient.
  9. Review considerations and strategies required in meeting the nutritional needs of critically ill patients.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Matthew J Wren, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CEN

Matthew Wren received his Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in 2014.  He is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist responsible for process and quality initiatives within the medical patient population at Florida Hospital in Orlando Florida. Mr. Wren is also a member of the Ethics Committee Triage team and serves as Campus Liaison and Subject Matter Expert for glycemic management, CAUTI, restraints, sepsis, insulin pump therapy and Endotool.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

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Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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