Bowel ischemia, 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.
The goal of this course is to equip nursing professionals in acute care with knowledge of risk factors, signs and symptoms, and management strategies for bowel ischemia, infarction, perforation, and obstruction.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract
Arteries of the Intestines
Veins of the Intestines
Section 3: Bowel Ischemia and Infarction
The Progression of Bowel Ischemia and Associated Symptoms
Management of Bowel Ischemia
Signs and Symptoms of Bowel Infarction
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
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
Section 5: Bowel Obstructions
Contributing Factors to Bowel Obstructions
Signs and Symptoms of Bowel Obstruction
Management of Bowel Obstructions
Section 6: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Section 7: Conclusion
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN is a SME writer for Relias with a focus on acute care. She has over 11 years of clinical nursing experience, spanning across multiple nursing specialties. Her primary focus has been in critical care, with an affinity to surgical nursing. She also has experience in intraoperative nursing and post-anesthesia care. Andrea has served as a clinical team leader, preceptor and charge nurse to colleagues throughout her nursing career. She has a passion for the education of healthcare professionals and an aspiration for excellence in the healthcare delivery system.
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