All illness results from the connection of genetics, environment, biology, and psychosocial variables. Especially in the approach to a client with an upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorder, the nurse must consider all of these variables. GI dysfunction can affect areas of the brain, especially areas of the limbic system, which are associated with the sleep-wake cycle, arousal, anxiety, and fear.
The purpose/goal of this course is to provide the nurse with an overview of the management methods for the client with GI tract dysfunction.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following:
• Discuss disorders of the oral cavity.
• Describe esophageal disorders.
• Explain GI tract pain of noncardiac and nonphysiological origins.
• Discuss nonulcer dyspepsia.
• Describe peptic ulcer dyspepsia.
• Examine causes of gastritis.
• Discuss issues associated with stomach cancer.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 2.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.0 contact hours.
This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 2.0 hour(s).
This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.