CNA: Gastrointestinal Emergencies
The goal of this course is to help CNAs learn about gastrointestinal emergencies - signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options.

Course Publication Date: January 17, 2019

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CNA-GASTRO-19
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the three possible causes of intestinal blockage.
  • Describe what is involved in performing a rapid GI assessment.
  • Describe the most obvious sign of an upper GI bleed.
  • Identify two symptoms of upper GI bleeding, peritonitis, and bowel obstruction.
  • State two symptoms of ischemic colitis.
  • State two symptoms of perforation of the digestive tract.
  • State two symptoms of ileus.
  • Describe two risk factors for upper GI bleeding, peritonitis, and bowel obstruction.
  • List two treatment options for upper GI bleeding, peritonitis, and bowel obstruction.


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