Assessment of the Geriatric Patient: Gastrointestinal System (Nursing)

Assessment of the Geriatric Patient: Gastrointestinal System (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Among the important physiologic changes experienced by geriatric patients are changes in how their gastrointestinal (GI) system functions. Nearly all parts of the GI tract are affected, from the process of swallowing to the elimination of waste.

In this course, you’ll learn about some such changes, including those to the swallowing mechanism, GI tract motility, metabolism, and gastric reflux, along with basic information about related laboratory values, such as iron panels. You’ll also learn how to perform important assessments, such as those relating to swallowing ability and the nutrition state of the patient.

Course Details

  • Videos 15
  • Duration 2:06 h
  • Quiz questions 53
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Assessment of the Geriatric Patient: Gastrointestinal System (Nursing)

 Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Dr. Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma, USA.
She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016.
Due to her achievements, she has earned numerous teaching awards. She teaches nursing students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lawes is the Director of Nursing Education Programs, and teaches courses on Pharmacology (Nursing), Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology.

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Iron and Transferrin Lab Values
By Angela D. on 05. May 2024 for Iron and Transferrin (Nursing)

Fantastic explanation of iron and transferrin lab values. Short and to the point.

Awesome series!
By Michelle L. on 15. July 2022 for Assessment of the Geriatric Patient: Gastrointestinal System (Nursing)

This series was extremely useful for my Variations in Health II class. Semester 2 focused on older adults and age related changes. This series really helped to solidify what I learned in class.