Journey Through the GI Tract: Series Bundle


Webinar Series Bundle:
This bundle contains all four parts of the Journey Through the GI Tract webinar series. Save $10 with this bundle vs. purchasing individually.

Live and On-Demand
As with all of our webinars, your bundle includes the live events and the on-demand recordings.  You have the flexibility to “attend” live, watch later, or a combination of both. The choice is yours!

Available On-Demand (A: Mouth & Esophagus)
Available On-Demand (B: Stomach & Small Intestine)
Available On-Demand (C: Colon & Rectum)
Available On-Demand (D: Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder, & Spleen)

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

See below for more information.

A: Mouth and Esophagus

Available on-demand with instant access for one year.

B: Stomach & Small Intestine

Available on-demand with instant access for one year.

C: Colon & Rectum

Available on-demand for one year

D: Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder, & Spleen

Available on-demand for one year

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Available On-Demand (A: Mouth & Esophagus)
Available On-Demand (B: Stomach & Small Intestine)
Available On-Demand (C: Colon & Rectum)
Available On-Demand (D: Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder, & Spleen)

4 webinars x 120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes (for each webinar):
• 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

Topics in the “B: Stomach & Small Intestine” webinar:

– Peptic Ulcer Disease—gastric vs. duodenal ulcers, H. pylori, use of NSAIDs
– Gastric cancer
– Gastroparesis -diabetes and other causes and treatment
– Gastric by-pass surgery—the microbiome, long-term outcomes and nutritional deficiencies

– Fluids; association with drug metabolism and grapefruit juice
– Drug interactions with GFJ
– Duodenum as the organ of nausea
– Cannabis and cyclical vomiting
– Diabetes and the duodenum
– Celiac disease and the small intestine
– Gastroenteritis and the small intestine—“the stomach flu” -norovirus, bacterial gastroenteritis;
– Acute appendicitis; Crohn’s disease

Topics in the “C: Colon & Rectum” webinar:

– Functions of the large bowel
– cecum and cecal cancer
– IBS -types and treatment
– Ulcerative colitis
– Diverticulitis/diverticulosis
– C. difficile – causes, signs and symptoms and treatment
– fecal transplants; Probiotics
– Constipation and diarrhea – definitions, causes and treatment – Bristol Stool Chart
– Lower GI Bleeding;
– GI transit time;
– Colonoscopy; Adenomas and colon cancer
– Flatulence

– Infections; including STDs, HPV, HSV
– Rectal cancer
– Rectal Foreign Objects

Topics in the “D: Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder, & Spleen” webinar:

LIVER: Viral hepatitis, Acute Liver Failure, Cirrhosis, Hemochromatosis, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)—and a few other liver tidbits
PANCREAS: Acute and chronic pancreatitis
GALL BLADDER: Cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis
SPLEEN: Splenomegaly

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.