Common Digestive System Diseases

Common Digestive System Diseases 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about the digestive system and common diseases affecting it. Common diagnostic tests and the impact of stressors are presented. This course engages the learner in learning how to care for those with digestive system diseases, including ostomy care.

$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-PAC-0-CDSD

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Department of Social Services Group Homes

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0245-32551

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 2.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0245-32593

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 2.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0245-32650.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 2.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

2.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2034224

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-CDSD
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify the major structures and functions of the digestive system.
Recognize the pathophysiology of several common diseases of the digestive system.
Match the common symptoms and treatment for each disease.
List six common tests used for diagnosing digestive system diseases and concerns.
Recall the impact of alcohol, obesity, and HIV on the digestive system.
Explain ostomy care and concerns about bathing, exercise, diet, and other common lifestyle factors.

Outline:
Hour One Module 1 I. Introduction 1. Learning Engagement Activity: pretest II. The healthy digestive system 1. Anatomy and physiology of the healthy digestive tract 2. Accessory organs 3. Learning Engagement Activity: select the organs III. Digestion and absorption IV. Symptoms of digestive tract problems 1. Adult symptoms 2. Nausea vomiting a. Treatment b. Drugs c. Care of the resident 3. Learning engagement (questions true and false) 4. Diarrhea a. Causes b. Treatment c. Care 5. Constipation a. Symptoms b. Treatment 6. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) a. Esophagus b. GER versus GERD c. Medications 7. Learning engagement: Organize treatments for constipation 8. Specific older adult symptoms V. Diseases/concerns of the digestive system 1. Oral: symptoms and treatments a. Dentures/tooth decay b. Salivary gland disease c. Stomatitis d. Oral cancer 2. Esophagus: symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments a. Esophagitis b. Esophageal strictures c. Dysphagia d. Barrett’s esophagus 3. Stomach: symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment a. Peptic ulcer 4. Learning engagement: multiple choice question 5. Learning engagement: proper order for swallowing techniques 6. Stomach continued a. Gastritis b. Gastroparesis c. Absorption issues: vitamin B-12, folate, and anemia VI. Intestinal system: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment 1. Irritable bowel syndrome 2. Obstructions a. Mechanical obstruction b. Neurogenic obstruction c. Vascular obstruction d. Treatment of obstructions 3. Diverticulosis/diverticulitis 4. Hemorrhoids 5. Lactose intolerance 6. Learning engagement: questions (multiple-choice and true/false) 7. Celiac disease a. Gluten-free diet 8. Crohn’s disease 9. Ulcerative colitis 10. Hirschsprung’s disease 11. Clostridium difficile 12. Learning engagement: questions (multiple-choice and true/false) 13. Peritonitis 14. Parasites 13. Hernias 14. Intestinal endometriosis 15. Colorectal cancer a. Statistics b. Symptoms c. Screening d. Treatment 16. Learning engagement: questions (multiple-choice and true/false) 17. Colostomy, stoma, and ileostomy a. Colostomy b. Ileostomy c. Ostomies and lifestyle changes d. Caregivers and ostomy E. Common tests to diagnose digestive diseases 1. Fecal occult blood test 2. Barium X-ray 3. Endoscopy 4. Radiographic testing G. Learning engagement Activity: questions (multiple-choice and true/false) H. Diseases of the digestive system accessory organs 1. Liver a. Functions b. Diseases c. Signs and symptoms d. Diagnostic tools e. Treatment 2. Gallbladder a. Symptoms b. Causes c. Surgery 3. Pancreas a. Pancreatic diseases i. Diabetes (type 1) ii. Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) iii. Pancreatic cancer I. Specific medical conditions and the digestive system 1. HIV J. Summary and conclusion K. Online final exam

Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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.
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