GI for Primary Care NPs: Differentiate and Manage Challenging Conditions

IBS & IBD, Post-Weight-Reduction Surgery, Abdominal Pain, Fatty Liver Disease

Bruce D. Askey

Bruce D. Askey

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Increase your primary care gastroenterology knowledge with GI Essentials. GI expert and national speaker, Bruce D. Askey, MS, ANP-BC will help you learn to differentiate and manage challenging GI conditions.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Differentiation and Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common diagnoses seen in primary care, as well as gastroenterology specialty practices. Irritable bowel syndrome is a benign, but life-altering, condition that is commonly confused with inflammatory bowel disease, which can lead to potentially life-threatening complications such as malignancy. The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of both conditions is discussed, as well as how to differentiate between the two pathologies and potential complications.


Primary Care Management of Patients Post-Weight-Reduction Surgery

Paralleling the obesity epidemic, gastric bypass and sleeve surgeries are being performed with increasing frequency in the United States. Often, chronic management of patients after weight-reduction surgery falls to the primary care provider. Routine management, as well as potential complications of weight-reduction surgery in this population is covered in this presentation. In addition, in light of the fact that weight-reduction surgery is ineffective if proper diet and exercise patterns are not developed, these topics are also discussed.


Abdominal Pain: Differential Diagnosis

Abdominal pain is a common presenting complaint. A systematic approach to breaking down symptoms of abdominal pain and arriving at a diagnosis is explored. Appropriate diagnostic testing is covered.


Fatty Liver Disease Assessment and Management: Smash the Nash
Fatty liver disease, the hepatic component of metabolic syndrome, is becoming increasingly prevalent in clinical practice. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, potential complications, and management are explored.