Rapid Review: Assessing Bowel Sounds

Rapid Review: Assessing Bowel Sounds 

The purpose of this introductory course is to describe the abnormal bowel sounds that may be heard upon auscultation of the abdomen and to describe the procedure for assessing bowel sounds.

$25.00

Hours: 0.25
REL-SRC-0-RRABWS

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-RRABWS
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between normal and abnormal bowel sounds
List the common conditions that can cause abnormal bowel sounds
Describe the procedure for auscultating bowel sounds

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. Introduction
Section 2: Normal and Abnormal Bowel Sounds
A. Normal versus Abnormal
B. Checkpoint
Section 3: Assessing Bowel Sounds
A. Steps Involved
B. Checkpoint
Section 4: Conclusion
A. Conclusion
B. References

Instructor: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has worked in long-term care for 20 years. Mrs. Swann has worked in many positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator. Cheryl is certified in both Gerontological nursing and wound care. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and as an intermediary between long-term care facilities and doctors. Mrs. Swann worked closely with federal monitors and the Office of Inspector General in developing an effective Continuous Quality Improvement and compliance program in her organization. Mrs. Swann has presented nationally regarding effective Quality Assurance, Restraint Reduction, Wound Prevention, CMS Five Star Quality Rating System and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program. Her expertise includes staff training and development, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives, and policy development. Disclosure: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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