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This module will provide concepts relating to pancreatitis in its various forms, its causes and its implications for nursing.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the structure and the function of the pancreas
  • Identify the different types of pancreatitis and how they affect the body
  • Discuss the causes of pancreatitis
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of the disease
  • Identify the different diagnostic tests used
  • Discuss the complications of the disease
  • Discuss the nursing implications of pancreatitis


Hazinski, Mary Fran. (2013). Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child. 3rd Ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Urden, L., Stacy, K., Lough, M., (2014). Thelan’s Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and management. 7th ed. Boston: Mosby.
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