GASTROINTESTINAL ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW
The goal of this module is to familiarize the nurse with the assessment system and general assessment skills that provide the framework for data collection. This is an introductory level course to the general gastrointestinal system assessment process.
After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify components of a systematic process for the gastrointestinal assessment of a critically ill or emergency patient
- Describe the general data collected in a gastrointestinal assessment
- Describe the assessment techniques used
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