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.
Course Number: SP005-CCG
- Online Training Course
- Credit Hours: 5
- Major Structures and Functions of the Digestive System
- Common Symptoms and Treatment for Each Disease