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Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders - Part 1




Faculty: Patricia Larrieu Briones, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE
Contact Hours: 1.75 contact hours of Continuing Education (which includes .5 hours of pharmacology)

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Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span: Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 1: Infectious Gastrointestinal Issues and Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disorders

The nurse practitioner treating a patient with abdominal or gastrointestinal complaints has a wide variety of differentials to consider. Among those considerations are gastrointestinal issues and inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders. This session covers several disorders falling under each of those categories and offers key details to augment the nurse practitioner’s discernment during the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

With detailed discussion of disorders occurring in both acute and primary care settings, including pediatrics, this session is a well-rounded reference tool. The presentation’s content is supplemented by case studies and challenging multiple-choice questions to ensure your understanding and retention of the material. Analyzing signs and symptoms, utilizing appropriate labs and diagnostics for each condition, and providing multidisciplinary gastrointestinal care are all covered. After this session, the nurse practitioner will be able to manage the following disorders with increased confidence:

Infectious Gastrointestinal Issues

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Biliary dysfunction
  • Cholecystitis
  • Pancreatitis

Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Issues

  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Peritonitis
  • Appendicitis

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