Stones in the Body-Gallstones- 2 Contact Hours

gall stones 2
07
Aug

Overview

Gallstones are hard, pebble-like pieces of material, usually made of cholesterol or bilirubin, that form in the gallbladder. Gallstones can range in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. The gallbladder can make one large gallstone, hundreds of tiny stones, or both small and large stones. About a quarter of the people diagnosed with gallstones each year will need treatment. Nurses are positioned to educate patients on lifestyle changes and dietary habits to prevent the occurrence of gallstones.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the types of gallstones
  • Explain the signs and symptoms of gallstones
  • Discuss the cause of gallstones and the treatments
  • Identify persons at risk of developing gallstones
  • Use the nursing process as a framework for care of patients with gallstones
  • Discuss dieting and gallstones

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 2 hours

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$20.00

2 Contact Hours

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