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A gastrointestinal, or GI, assessment is commonly conducted to understand the patient's current status as it deviates from baseline or normal functioning. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for how to perform an assessment of the gastrointestinal anatomy through inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation, and how to assess the gastrointestinal function. This course includes
- Video demonstrations of procedures
- Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
- Tips and best practices for performing these procedures in the home
The results of this assessment are then used to develop a comprehensive clinical picture with the primary care provider, to determine proper plans of care, and to implement interventions. When conducting a GI assessment, nursing staff, physical therapists, and physician assistants must consider the patient's age, surgical interventions, medication use, and any trauma the patient has experienced.
This course was reviewed by Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.
Amanda Fay is a clinical education and evidence-based practice educator, MSN, and RN with more than 21 years of nursing and education experience. She is an innovator with a passion for creating engaging, relevant programs that support individuals' reaching their highest potential in both personal and professional domains. In Amanda's current role as a clinical…