Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nursing

Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
3501 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104  Map

May 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Course overview

Nursing care of children with gastrointestinal and nutritional problems can be challenging. This one-day conference will update nurses in the latest gastrointestinal and nutritional topics. The presentations will address care issues related to both inpatient and outpatient management. Topics will include useful information to all nurses involved in the care of pediatric patients with gastrointestinal diagnoses, including advanced practice nurses.

This conference is directed to all nurses, including inpatient, outpatient, school and advanced practice nurses.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify nursing care needs of children with challenging gastrointestinal and nutritional problems
  • Discuss how nursing influences change
  • Discuss various GI conditions such as functional abdominal pain, celiac disease, IBD and pancreatitis
  • Recognize the complications of foreign body ingestion
  • Understand the dietary restrictions of the student with dietary restriction and food allergies
  • Identify techniques to help the child with school avoidance