Journey Through the GI Tract A: Mouth & Esophagus


Single Webinar:
This webinar is part of a four-part series. It can be taken independently, but if you purchase the bundle of all four at once, you can save $10.

120 minutes including a Q&A

• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• A certificate of completion

See below for the description, objectives, speaker biography, and more.

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120 minutes including a Q&A

• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

This series of webinars will focus on the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the GI tract from top to bottom. Beginning with the mouth and oropharynx, she’ll discusses the teeth, the tongue, the mouth, the gums, the esophagus, the stomach, and the small and large bowel. Specific clinical topic will include the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, tonsillitis and adenoiditis; esophageal varices, and the many causes of cirrhosis of the liver, GERD and Barrett’s esophagus, NSAID gastropathy, peptic ulcer disease and H. pylori, Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer and rectal foreign objects. This “Journey Through the GITract” will be educational, enlightening and entertaining, the way every webinar by Barb is!

Topics in the “A: Mouth & Esophagus” webinar:

– Signs of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, dehydration
– The immunocompromised patient; illicit drug use;
– Nasal speech and the soft palate; CN IX & X
– Angioedema—causes; causes of dysphagia;
– Notes on the tongue; notes on saliva;
– Diseases you can “catch” from kissing/oral sex; oral cancers

– The lower esophageal sphincter; drugs and the LES
– GERD—causes and treatment- PPIs and H2 antagonists
– Long-term side effects of PPIs and H2 antagonists
– Barrett’s esophagus; esophageal cancer
– Esophagitis (including eosinophilic)
– GI causes of B12 deficiency
– Esophageal varices and increased portal pressure—causes and treatment

Who Should Attend?:
• Medical and Surgical, ER & ICU, Geriatric & Home Care Nurses
• Nurses in Day Surgery, Endoscopy, Peri-Operative, & Pre-Admission Settings
• Nurses in Cancer Clinic, Enterostomal Therapy, & Occupational Health Settings
• Nurse Practitioners, Primary Health & Tele-Health Nurses; Nurse Educators
• Infection Control Practitioners

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.