The Role of the Nurse in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Christina P. Davis, APRN
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (also known as IBD) is an autoimmune condition requiring coordinated care from the medical team. The landscape for IBD treatment is constantly changing and expanding. This presentation will focus on the role of the nurse caring for a patient with IBD. It is important to understand the pathophysiology of IBD, in order to educate our patients. Additionally, we will discuss the various diagnostic methods used to workup and monitor IBD patients. We will also cover various therapeutic solutions for our IBD patients and discuss the nurse-patient relationship in IBD care.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Define and describe IBD
List various diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for IBD
Identify and understand patient relationship best practices when working with patients who have suspected or diagnosed IBD
Christina is currently a Clinical Instructor at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fl. Concurrently, she is an adjunct professor at University of United States in San Diego, CA and Aspen University in Denver, CO. Christina has an extensive background in GI/Digestive Disorders in both the treatment and diagnosis of GI and hepatic disorders. Her background include clinical research through the NIH and FDA on infection-related topics.
Continuing Education for Nurses
This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of
Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.