Nursing: Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System
35.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal system affect millions of individuals each year. This course reviews many of the more common problems and presents patient assessment needs, current treatments, and best practices for nursing care.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Review the anatomy of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Identify selected diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Examine the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Interpret signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disease processes.
  • Identify appropriate nursing interventions and treatments for selected gastrointestinal diseases.

About the Author:
Stephani Hunt, MSN, RN, WCC, OMS, ONC, received her master’s in nursing from Framingham State University and her baccalaureate in nursing degree from Northeastern University, Boston. She is wound care certified, an ostomy management specialist, and is a certified orthopaedic nurse. Ms. Hunt has worked as a medical surgical clinical nurse educator and is currently working as the inpatient wound and ostomy specialist nurse at her facility in Manchester, New Hampshire. In this role, she provides wound and ostomy care, patient and staff education, consultation, and standardization for nursing throughout the institution. Before her current position, she was actively involved as a wound care specialist at her previous workplace in Boston. In this position, she was an active member of the Wound Care Team and provided individualized consultation to patients with complex wounds. She also coordinated wound care orientation for new staff, developed the documentation criteria for the electronic health record, and provided standardization for wound care dressings throughout the institution.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 7-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
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Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System - N25299

35.95
About the Course:
Diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal system affect millions of individuals each year. This course reviews many of the more common problems and presents patient assessment needs, current treatments, and best practices for nursing care.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Review the anatomy of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Identify selected diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Examine the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Interpret signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disease processes.
  • Identify appropriate nursing interventions and treatments for selected gastrointestinal diseases.

About the Author:
Stephani Hunt, MSN, RN, WCC, OMS, ONC, received her master’s in nursing from Framingham State University and her baccalaureate in nursing degree from Northeastern University, Boston. She is wound care certified, an ostomy management specialist, and is a certified orthopaedic nurse. Ms. Hunt has worked as a medical surgical clinical nurse educator and is currently working as the inpatient wound and ostomy specialist nurse at her facility in Manchester, New Hampshire. In this role, she provides wound and ostomy care, patient and staff education, consultation, and standardization for nursing throughout the institution. Before her current position, she was actively involved as a wound care specialist at her previous workplace in Boston. In this position, she was an active member of the Wound Care Team and provided individualized consultation to patients with complex wounds. She also coordinated wound care orientation for new staff, developed the documentation criteria for the electronic health record, and provided standardization for wound care dressings throughout the institution.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 7-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.