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2017 Spring Conference "Navigating CRC from A to Z"

CRC and Legislation

Learn About:
  1. How to get involved in Fight CRC
  2. Health Care Advocacy
  3. What CRC Health Care is under legislative consideration
Kelly Kuster, BA
Kelly Kuster, BA
1 GI Specific Contact Hour

Available through August 21, 2019

CRC and Surgery

Learn About:
  1. The current surgical treatment for colon cancer
  2. The current treatment for rectal cancer
Kirk Ludwig - WSGNA
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
1 GI Specific Contact Hour

Available through July 31, 2019

CRC and Endoscopy

Learn About:
  1. The background demographics and pathways for colon cancer.
  2. Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance.
  3. Endoscopic management options for large colon polyps and colon cancer.
Darren Ballard - WSGNA
Darrell D. Ballard, MD, Gastroenterologist
1 GI Specific Contact Hour

Available through August 9, 2019

Nurse Navigation in Colorectal Cancer

Learn About:
  1. How to identify patients appropriate for referral to an RN navigator
  2. The treatment for colorectal cancer based on staging
  3. The treatment options for anal cancer based on staging
  4. The treatments available for pancreatic cancer based on staging
Sue Luedcke - WSGNA
Sue Luedcke, RN, BSN, Nurse Navigator
1 GI Specific Contact Hour

Available through August 21, 2019

CRC Crossword - Spring 2017- Puzzle

Learn About:
  1. Terms used in gastroenterology
Xword puzzle 2017
Anna Werth, RN, CGRN
1 GI Specific Contact Hour

Available through March 24, 2019

2017 Fall Conference "Pearls of GI Wisdom"

ERCP: Back to the Future

Learn About:
  1. The early techniques in ERCP
  2. The advantages and modifications that took place over the last 5 to 6 decades in ERCP techniques
  3. The new areas of interest in ERCP
Dr. Ramakrishna P. Venugopalan 001
Prof. Rama P.Venu, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, Dip. American Board of Internal Medicine HOD, Gastroenterology, AIMS, Kochi
1 Contact Hour

Available through September 22, 2019

Anesthesia Screening Criteria and Management for GI Endoscopy Patients

Learn About:
  1. Pre-procedure screening criteria
  2. Why the GI patient is unique for the anesthetist
  3. The anesthetic management of the GI patient
shah
Kushal Shah, DO
1 Contact Hour

Available through September 23, 2019

Interpreting Liver Lab Tests and Other Liver Diagnostic Tests

Learn About:
  1. What Liver Function Tests measure.
  2. Differentiating between different types of liver injury.
  3. How liver functions are best assessed.
  4. What liver tests best predict prognosis of liver damage.
Fayyad
 Abdullah Fayyad, MD, Gastroenterologist
1 Contact Hour

Available through September 23, 2019

New Horizons in Therapeutic Endoscopy

Learn About:
  1. The recent techniques in therapeutic endoscopy
  2. The indications for these newer techniques
  3. The outcomes of newer therapies versus previous therapies
Dr. Ramakrishna P. Venugopalan 001
Prof. Rama P.Venu, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, Dip. American Board of Internal Medicine HOD, Gastroenterology, AIMS, Kochi
1 Contact Hour

Available through September 23, 2019

Barrett’s Esophagus; Screening-Surveillance Guidelines and Treatment

Learn About:
  1. What Barrett’s esophagus is
  2. Current guidelines for management, screening, and surveillance for Barrett’s Esophagus
  3. The relevant aspects of Barrett’s esophagus to GI nursing
Khan
Abdul Sami Khan, MD
1 Contact Hour

Available through September 23, 2019

What Nurses Should Know About IBS and Diverticular Disease

Learn About:
  1. The pathophysiology of diverticular disease, epidemiology, and risk factors for diverticular disease.
  2. The pathophysiology of diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding.
  3. The clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach, and treatment of diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding.
  4. SUDD and possible treatments for SUDD.
  5. The pathophysiology of IBS, the different subtypes and the management strategies for IBS.
colleen schmitt
Colleen N. Schmitt,  APNP
1 Contact Hour

Available through September 23, 2019

Meditation: Mind-full or Mindful?

Learn About:
  1. Review evidence-based research concerning meditation.
  2. List the types of meditation available, including common postures.
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Carrie Kelly, Licensed Prof. Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSAC
1 Contact Hour

Available through September 23, 2019

Pearls of GI Wisdom Crossword - Fall 2017 - Puzzle

Learn About:
  1. Terms used in gastroenterology.
WSGNA 2017 Fall Conference "Pearls of GI Wisdom" - Crossword Puz
Anna Werth, RN, ADN, CGRN
1 Contact Hour

Available through September 23, 2019

2018 Spring Conference "Contemporary Trends in GI Arts"

FODMAPs 101

Learn About:
  1. The basics of the FODMAP diet and its impact on GI symptoms.
  2. Ways to manage FODMAP intolerances.
  3. What patients who may benefit from a low FODMAP diet.
  4. Resources for the low FODMAP diet approach.
Melissa Phillips
Melissa Phillips, MS, RDN, CDC
1 Contact Hour

Available through April 21, 2020

End Stage Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation: The Role of the Transplant Nurse Coordinator

Learn About:
  1. The process of evaluation for liver transplant.
  2. The work-up involved in evaluation for potential recipients of liver transplantation.
  3. The different types of donors available for potential transplantation.
  4. How to calculate the MELD score and its impact on feasibility of patient transplantation.
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Mary Douglas, RN, MSN, CCTC
1 Contact Hour

Available through April 21, 2020

Considerations Concerning Biosimilar Products in the U.S

Learn About:
  1. Differentiate biosimilar products from small molecule generics.
  2. Explain key FDA terminology regarding biosimilar products.
  3. Review policy and access issues related to biosimilar products.
D Bandy
Deborah Bandy, CPA
1 Contact Hour

Available through April 21, 2020

Managing Patients with Advanced Liver Disease

Learn About:
  1. A patient’s liver disease severity.
  2. Potential causes of hepatic decompensation.
  3. The definition, clinical features and prognosis of alcoholic hepatitis.
  4. Potential indications for liver transplantation and review criteria for liver transplantation
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Erin Spengler, MD, Hepatologist
1 Contact Hour

Available through April 21, 2020

Want To Dabble? GI Have A Palette of Tips Designed To Help Your Practice

Learn About:
  1. Strategies employed in pre-procedure assessment to anticipate complex cases.
  2. Methods and techniques to help ensure a thorough endoscopic exam.
  3. How to identify signs and symptoms related to GI procedural complications.
Lynn Miller, RN, BSN, CGRN and Margaret Hauser-Ullman, RN, ADN, CGRN
Lynn Miller, RN, BSN, CGRN  and Margaret Hauser-Ullman, RN, ADN, CGRN
1 Contact Hour

Available through April 21, 2020

The Art of GI Crossword - Spring 2018 - Puzzle

Learn About:
  1. Terms used in gastroenterology.
WSGNA 2016 SPRING CONFERENCE - Crossword Puzzle
Margaret Hauser-Ullman, RN, ADN, CGRN
1 Contact Hour

Available through April 21, 2020

Other Educational Videos and Puzzles

Cruz’n Down the Liver – Metabolic Liver Disease

Learn About:
  1. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  2. Wilson’s Disease
  3. The presentation and treatment of hereditary hemachromastosis
Peter Eichenseer, MD
Peter EichenseerMD
No Contact Hour

Video from 2016 Spring Conference; “ G I’m Cruz’n Along the River”

Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL-D): A Progressive Disease

Learn About:
  1. LAL-D
  2. The patholphysiology of LAL-D
  3. The differential diagnosis of LAL-D
  4. The clinical implications of LAL-D
Krista Havlin
Krista HavlinRN, ANP, FNP
No Contact Hour

Video from 2016 Spring Conference; “ G I’m Cruz’n Along the River”

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)

Learn About:
  1. What C-difficile is and how it is contracted
  2. The current treatment protocol
  3. How donors are selected
  4. The administration routes and the efficacy of each
  5. Post treatment protocol
marie_williams
Marie Williams, MSN, NP-C
No Contact Hour

Video from 2016 Spring Conference; “ G I’m Cruz’n Along the River”

Take 3: GI Conditions; The Cause, Effect, & Treatment

Learn About:
  1. SIBO -small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  2. EoE  -eosinophilic esophagitis
  3. GAVE The presentation and treatment of Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia
Samantha Melroy
Samantha Kozak Melroy, BS, RN, MSN, APNP
No Contact Hour

Video from 2016 Spring Conference; “ G I’m Cruz’n Along the River”

G I'm Cruz'n Along the River Crossword

Learn About:
  1. Terms used in gastroenterology
spring-gi-puzzle
Anna WerthRN, CGRN
No Contact Hour

Puzzle from 2016 Spring Conference; “ G I’m Cruz’n Along the River”