This event offers
7.5 contact hours
Accredited by Montana Nurses Association.
Hawaii SGNA Fall Workshop 2019 provides review, updates, and recent research on Gastric antral vascular ectasia, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, cholelithiasis, evaluation of abdominal pain, and dysphagia.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Gain knowledge on the different types of gallstones, recognize the presentations of gallstone disease, and understand the management of gallstones.
- Understand the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors(GIST). Increase knowledge of current research updates of GIST.
- Increase understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and therapeutic management of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE).
- Increase understanding of the differential for abdominal pain. Identifying the cause of abdominal pain, and understanding what pain can be addressed by a Gastroenterologist.
- Gain understanding of the etiopathogenesis of dysphagia, identify the causes of dysphagia, and determine the diagnostic evaluation and management of dysphagia.
- Identify strategies to avoid endoscope damage and reduce repair costs in your facility and recognizing the relationship of endoscopy handling and most common repairs that occur.
- Review current guidelines for pretreatment, contaminated transport, leak testing, manual and automated cleaning and visualization of flexible gastrointestinal as well as other specialty flexible endoscopes.
This course is designed for nurses and associates who care for patients with GI disorders and/or involve in diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal procedures.