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Part 1 Anatomy and Physiology

 1. Digestion
 2. Metabolism
 3. The Digestive System
 4. The Mouth
 5. Pharynx
 6. The Esophagus
 7. The Stomach
 8. Small Intestine
 9. Large Intestine (Colon)
 10. The Rectum and Anus
 11. Defecation
 12. Time Required For Digestion

Part 2 Nursing Assessment

 13. General
 14. the Nursing History
 15. Physical Assessment
 16. Examination of the Abdomen
 17. Visual Examination
 18. Auscultation
 19. Palpation

Part 3 Diagnostic Procedures

 20. Radiologic
 21. Gastric Analysis
 22. Stool Exam
 23. Endoscopy
 24. Blood Tests

Part 4  Gastrointestinal Intubation

 25. Introduction
 26. Types of Tubes
 27. Nasogastric Intubation
 28. Procedure
 29. Tube Removal
 30. Suction
 31. Suction Procedure
 32. Discontinue Suction
 33. Intestinal Decompression
 34. Care and Handling of Drainage During Treatment
 35. Nasogastric Tube Irrigation
 36. Administration of Medication Through A Nasogastric Tube
 37. Gavage
 38. Lavage
 39. Nursing Care of the Patient With A Nasogastric Tub

Part 5 Gastrostomy, Colostomy, Ileostomy

 40. Nursing Care of the Patient With A Gastrostomy
 41. Gastrostomy Dressing
 42. Gastrostomy Tube Feeding
 43. Colostomy
 44. General Nursing Implication
 45. Colostomy Irrigation
 46. Ileostomy
 47. Nursing Implications For the Patient With An Ileostomy
 48. Dietary Considerations For the Patient With An Ileostomy

Part 6 Gastrointestinal Disorders

 49. Gastritis/Gastroenteritis
 50. Gastrointestinal Ulcers
 51. Appendicitis
 52. Peritonitis
 53. Intestinal Obstruction
 54. Diverticular Disease

Part 7 Hepato-Biliary Disorders

 55. Hepatitis
 56. Viral Hepatitis
 57. Nursing Implications Associated With Viral Hepatitis
 58. Nonviral Hepatitis
 59. Cirrhosis
 60. Dietary Management For the Patient With Cirrhosis
 61. Nursing Implications For the Patient With Cirrhosis
 62. Portal Hypertension and Esophageal Varices
 63. Gallbladder Disease

Part 8 Diabetes

 64. Definition
 65. Classification
 66. Symptoms
 67. Diagnosis
 68. Diet
 69. Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
 70. Insulin
 71. Insulin 'Coverage'
 72. Nursing Implications For Administration of Insulin
 73. Hypoglycemia
 74. Hyperglycemia and Ketoacidosis
 75. Education of Patient and Family

About this Course

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the processes of digestion.
  2. List the organs of the digestive system, to include the accessory organs.
  3. Describe the function of each digestive organ.
  4. Describe the nursing assessment of a gastrointestinal patient.
  5. Identify the abdominal quadrants.
  6. Describe the nursing actions to be taken when performing a physical examination of the abdomen.
  7. State the nursing implications associated with an X-ray that utilizes contrast medium.
  8. List the nursing implications associated with an endoscopy.
  9. State the purposes for gastrointestinal intubation.
  10. Differentiate between the types of N/G tubes used.
  11. List the steps for inserting a nasogastric tube.
  12. List the nursing implications associated with care of a patient with diabetes.
  13. State the nursing action taken for obstruction of a nasogastric tube.
  14. Define the relationship between glucose and insulin.
  15. List the steps for irrigation of a nasogastric tube.
  16. List the steps for administering a gavage feeding.
  17. State the purposes for gastric lavage.
  18. List the steps for performing gastric lavage.
  19. State the procedure for changing a gastrostomy dressing.
  20. List the causes, symptoms, and nursing management of diabetic ketoacidosis.
  21. Describe the anatomical and physiological differences between colostomy and ileostomy.
  22. List the steps for performing a colostomy irrigation.
  23. List the causes, symptoms, and nursing management of "insulin shock."
  24. State the nursing care objectives for a patient with gastrointestinal ulcers.
  25. List the nursing implications associated with appendicitis.
  26. List the nursing implications associated with intestinal obstruction.
  27. Describe the symptoms of intestinal obstruction.
  28. State the guidelines used for accuracy when measuring abdominal girth.
  29. Differentiate between diverticulosis and diverticulitis.
  30. Differentiate between the types of hepatitis.
  31. Explain the relationship between cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and esophageal varices.
  32. List the nursing implications related to cirrhosis.

 

David L. Heiserman, Editor
Publisher: SweetHaven Publishing Services

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