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​​GI Bleed: An Introduction​

Contact Hours Awarded: 1

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Course Overview

​​GI Bleed: An Introduction​

Author: Abbie Schmitt


This course is designed to help nurses recognize common causes of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB), identify the signs and symptoms, and learn what causes this. Nurses will be able to understand the difference between an upper and lower GI bleed, how to interpret assessment findings, and common treatments. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Epidemiology  
  3. Etiology/ Pathophysiology 
  4. Signs and Symptoms
  5. History and Physical Assessment
  6. Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing
  7. Treatment and Interventions
  8. Nursing Implications
  9. Case Study 
  10. Conclusion

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course, we will discuss an introduction to GI bleeding and its treatments. It will take the average learner 60 minutes to complete and awards 1 contact hours of continuing education.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate a 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Understand the pathophysiology of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and list examples of underlying conditions that cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
  2. Describe the signs and symptoms of upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding. 
  3. Discuss nursing interventions and care plans related to gastrointestinal bleeding. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: September 28, 2023

Course Expires on: September 28, 2026

Course Offering: #189