Part 1 Anatomy and Physiology
3. The Digestive System
4. The Mouth
6. The Esophagus
7. The Stomach
8. Small Intestine
9. Large Intestine (Colon)
10. The Rectum and Anus
12. Time Required For Digestion
Part 2 Nursing Assessment
14. the Nursing History
15. Physical Assessment
16. Examination of the Abdomen
17. Visual Examination
Part 3 Diagnostic Procedures
21. Gastric Analysis
22. Stool Exam
24. Blood Tests
Part 4 Gastrointestinal Intubation
26. Types of Tubes
27. Nasogastric Intubation
29. Tube Removal
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
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
44. General Nursing Implication
45. Colostomy Irrigation
47. Nursing Implications For the Patient With An Ileostomy
48. Dietary Considerations For the Patient With An Ileostomy
Part 6 Gastrointestinal Disorders
50. Gastrointestinal Ulcers
53. Intestinal Obstruction
54. Diverticular Disease
Part 7 Hepato-Biliary Disorders
56. Viral Hepatitis
57. Nursing Implications Associated With Viral Hepatitis
58. Nonviral Hepatitis
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
69. Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
71. Insulin 'Coverage'
72. Nursing Implications For Administration of Insulin
74. Hyperglycemia and Ketoacidosis
75. Education of Patient and Family
About this Course
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the processes of digestion.
- List the organs of the digestive system, to include the accessory organs.
- Describe the function of each digestive organ.
- Describe the nursing assessment of a gastrointestinal patient.
- Identify the abdominal quadrants.
- Describe the nursing actions to be taken when performing a physical
examination of the abdomen.
- State the nursing implications associated with an X-ray that utilizes
- List the nursing implications associated with an endoscopy.
- State the purposes for gastrointestinal intubation.
- Differentiate between the types of N/G tubes used.
- List the steps for inserting a nasogastric tube.
- List the nursing implications associated with care of a patient with
- State the nursing action taken for obstruction of a nasogastric tube.
- Define the relationship between glucose and insulin.
- List the steps for irrigation of a nasogastric tube.
- List the steps for administering a gavage feeding.
- State the purposes for gastric lavage.
- List the steps for performing gastric lavage.
- State the procedure for changing a gastrostomy dressing.
- List the causes, symptoms, and nursing management of diabetic
- Describe the anatomical and physiological differences between colostomy
- List the steps for performing a colostomy irrigation.
- List the causes, symptoms, and nursing management of "insulin
- State the nursing care objectives for a patient with gastrointestinal
- List the nursing implications associated with appendicitis.
- List the nursing implications associated with intestinal obstruction.
- Describe the symptoms of intestinal obstruction.
- State the guidelines used for accuracy when measuring abdominal girth.
- Differentiate between diverticulosis and diverticulitis.
- Differentiate between the types of hepatitis.
- Explain the relationship between cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and
- List the nursing implications related to cirrhosis.