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SP005-CCG

This course provides learners with an understanding of the healthy digestive system and many common disease processes affecting both the adult and elderly populations. A review of the anatomy and physiology of the healthy gastrointestinal system is presented. The pathophysiology of over 20 diseases that involve the gastrointestinal system are discussed including causes, symptoms, and common treatment. Both common diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and of the gastrointestinal accessory organs are discussed. Care of the resident and considerations for caregivers is provided to give learners an awareness of how to best assist those who have gastrointestinal disease.
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 5
  • Major Structures and Functions of the Digestive System
  • Common Symptoms and Treatment for Each Disease
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Common Digestive System Diseases Info:

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the major structures and functions of the digestive system.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of several common diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and gastrointestinal accessory organs.
  • Explain common symptoms and treatment for each disease.
  • Describe ostomy care and concerns in regards to bathing, exercise, diet, and other common lifestyle factors.
  • Briefly discuss six common diagnostic test used for gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Discuss the impact of alcohol, obesity, and HIV on the GI system.


Course Outline

Hour One

  • Pretest
  • A. Digestion and absorption
  • B. The healthy digestive system
  • 1. Anatomy and physiology of the healthy digestive tract
  • 2. Accessory organs
  • C. Symptoms of digestive tract problems
  • 1. Symptoms
  • 2. Symptoms in the elderly
  • D. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • 1. Oral diseases
  • a. Oral cancer
  • 2. Dysphagia
  • 3. Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • a. Esophagus
  • b. GER vs. GERD
  • c. Medications


Hour Two

  • D. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract, cont.
  • 4. Barrett’s esophagus
  • 5. Peptic ulcer
  • 6. Gastritis
  • 7. Nausea/vomiting
  • a. Treatment
  • b. Drugs
  • c. Care of the resident
  • 8. Gastroparesis
  • 9. Celiac disease
  • a. Symptoms
  • b. Diagnosis
  • c. Treatment
  • d. Gluten free diet
  • 10. Crohn’s disease
  • a. Symptoms
  • b. Treatment
  • c. Nutrition
  • 11. Ulcerative colitis
  • a. Symptoms
  • b. Diagnosis
  • c. Treatment
  • d. Nutrition
  • 12. Diarrhea
  • a. Causes
  • b. Treatment
  • c. Care
  • 13. Irritable bowel syndrome
  • a. Symptoms
  • b. Diagnosis
  • c. Treatment


Hour Three
  • D. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract, cont.
  • 14. Hirschprung’s disease
  • 15. Clostridium difficile
  • 16. Constipation
  • 17. Diverticulosis/diverticulitis
  • 18. Obstructions
  • a. Mechanical obstruction
  • b. Neurogenic obstruction
  • c. Vascular obstruction
  • d. Treatment of obstructions
  • 19. Hernias
  • 20. Peritonitis
  • 21. Lactose intolerance
  • 22. Intestinal endometriosis
  • a. Symptoms
  • b. Treatment
  • 23. Parasites
  • a. Types
  • b. How acquired
  • c. Symptoms
  • d. Treatment

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  • D. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract, cont.
  • 24. Colorectal cancer
  • a. Statistics
  • b. Symptoms
  • c. Screening
  • d. Treatment
  • 25. Hemorrhoids
  • a. Symptoms
  • b. Diagnosis
  • c. Treatment
  • d. Prevention
  • E. Colostomy, Stoma, and Ileostomy
  • 1. Colostomy
  • 2. Ileostomy
  • 3. Ostomies and lifestyle changes
  • 4. Caregivers and ostomy
  • F. Common tests to diagnose digestive diseases
  • 1. Fecal occult blood test
  • 2. Abdominal ultrasound
  • 3. Barium enema
  • 4. Flexible sigmoid
  • 5. Colonoscopy
  • 6. Abdominal CT scan


Hour Five

  • G. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Accessory Organs
  • 1. Salivary glands
  • a. Problems
  • b. Diagnosis and treatment
  • 2. Liver
  • a. Functions
  • b. Diseases
  • c. Hemochromatosis
  • d. Signs and symptoms
  • e. Diagnostic tools
  • f. Treatment
  • 3. Gallbladder
  • a. Symptoms
  • b. Causes
  • c. Surgery
  • 4. Pancreas
  • a. Pancreatic diseases
  • i. Diabetes (Type 1)
  • ii. pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • iii. pancreatic cancer
  • iv. pancreatic enzyme deficiency
  • H. Specific medical conditions and the digestive system
  • 1. Alcohol abuse
  • 2. Obesity
  • 3. HIV
  • Online Final Exam


Instructor

Sandra Flores, RN

Sandra Flores, RN is a respected educator, consultant, and published author for the Assisted Living industry. Sandi is past president of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association representing the organization in Washington, DC as a board member of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living. She serves as a consultant on resident care with over 3000 beds under clinical management. She also provides expert witness for legal review to industry providers. As an educator, Sandi has instructed more than twenty thousand residential care administrators and caregivers throughout the western United States. Sandi also co-authors a monthly column in the magazine Geriatric Nursing.

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