Gastrointestinal and hepatology disease management is advancing at a fast pace. Primary care providers encounter issues in every day practice, such as diagnosing, managing, and treating certain types of gastrointestinal diseases daily. This course will provide primary care providers and nurses with a thorough, practical, and readily applied treatment update to care for their patients facing gastrointestinal and hepatology diseases in the office setting.
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Explain why patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are at risk for malnutrition.
- Discuss principles of referral management in a complex, high volume tertiary level sub specialty practice
- Review Anti-thrombotic management of elective gastrointestinal endoscopy
- Clinically recognize that non-gastrointestinal symptoms may be the first, only, nor dominant presentation of gastrointestinal disease
- Describe the mechanisms of refractory GERD
- Describe the common alternative / herbal remedies used by patients with Liver diseases and the reasons for which they are used
- List the common complications of bariatric surgery
- Describe the conditions that can be assessed by hydrogen breath testing, and the names of the specific hydrogen breath test associated with evaluation those conditions
- Describe the gender differences in the incidence and underlying diagnosis that cause cirrhosis and liver disease
- Identify pregnancy related liver diseases
- Review epidemiology and importance of non-celiac gluten sensitivity disorder
- Describe the value and necessity of screening for Hepatitis C
- List some advances in the field of endoscopy
- Describe what constipation is and how to identify the most common forms of constipation