Online Education | Med-Surg | GI Disorders

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GI Disorders

In this module, gain a better understanding of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, their causes, management and corrective procedures. With a stronger knowledge of disease processes, nursing interventions and patient education will come easy.


Paula Cox-North, PhD, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, The Liver Clinic, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Lecturer, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Comments from Past Participants

"I found the slides explaining treatment and surgical interventions for GI disorders to be very valuable. Seeing the pictures helped me better understand whipples and gastric bypasses, and the reasons behind the nursing interventions in post-op care."

"The inclusion of nursing considerations and assessment in this lecture strengthened my knowledge of what signs and symptoms I should be monitoring on a daily basis with our patients."


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology and management of a client with GI bleeding.
  2. Discuss patient education needs of a client with inflammatory bowel disease.
  3. Counsel a client on the risk factors/prevention for viral hepatitis.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 2.21 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 2.21 Contact hours


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