Managing the Patient with Bowel Ischemia, Perforation, or Obstruction

Managing the Patient with Bowel Ischemia, Perforation, or Obstruction  

Bowel infarctions, perforations, and obstructions are serious conditions that require prompt recognition and interventions to prevent severe complications and death. There are several underlying conditions that predispose patients to these conditions, for which education and risk modifications are crucial. This course is designed to equip clinicians with knowledge of risk factors, signs and symptoms, and management strategies for bowel infarctions, perforations, and obstructions.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT16

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT16
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify anatomical and physiological aspects of the small and large intestines associated with bowel infarctions, perforations, and obstructions.
Describe risk factors and causes of bowel infarctions, perforations, and obstructions.
Identify signs and symptoms of bowel infarctions, perforations, and obstructions.
Describe complications associated with bowel infarctions, perforations, and obstructions.
Discuss management strategies and nursing interventions for bowel infarctions, perforations, and obstructions.
Identify complications of inflammatory bowel disease and risk reduction strategies.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

Arteries of the Intestines

Veins of the Intestines

Review

Summary

Section 3: Bowel Ischemia and Infarction

Bowel Ischemia

Risk Factors for Bowel Ischemia

Symptoms of Bowel Ischemia

Management of Bowel Ischemia

Progression of Acute Bowel Ischemia

Signs and Symptoms of Bowel Infarction

Diagnostic Findings

Management of Bowel Infarction

Intra-Abdominal Pressure Monitoring

Nursing Interventions Following Surgical Management of Bowel Infarction

Signs and Symptoms of Septic Shock and End-Organ Failure

Patient Education

Review

Summary

Section 4: Bowel Perforations

Contributing Factors to Bowel Perforations

Medications and Bowel Perforation

Iatrogenic Bowel Perforation

Colon and Rectal Perforations

Colon Perforations Following Colonoscopy

Signs and Symptoms of Bowel Perforation

Management of Bowel Perforation

Nursing Interventions

Patient Education

Review

Summary

Section 5: Bowel Obstructions

Contributing Factors to Bowel Obstructions

Signs and Symptoms of Bowel Obstruction

Management of Bowel Obstructions

Diagnostic Findings

Review

Summary

Section 6: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn’s Disease

Ulcerative Colitis

Patient Education

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

References

Congratulations!


Instructor: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has over 25 years of experience across a spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery center, higher education, and commercial organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff nurse and charge nurse positions; director of health services / school nurse for PK-12th grades; public health epidemiology and bioterrorism preparedness professional; Infection control practitioner; quality management specialist; organizational development specialist; and educator. Prior to joining Relias Learning as a SME and Content Writer, she provided clinical and healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She has authored over 100 live and web-based educational presentations and articles on clinical, patient safety, regulatory, leadership, patient experience, and performance improvement topics. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1989 and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2010. Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN 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: Acute Care Facility.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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