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Diverticular Disease

Author: Elizabeth A. Boldon RN, MSN

CE: 2 hours
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Course Summary

Diverticular disease is a common disease associated with significant potential complications. Colonoscopy, X-rays and possibly computed tomography (CT) assist in the diagnosis of diverticulosis and potential complications. Initial therapy and treatment of complications, such as infection and bleeding, related to diverticulosis are discussed, which includes endoscopic and surgical interventions.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. What Is Diverticular Disease?
    1. Diverticulosis
    2. Diverticulitis
    3. Diverticular Bleeding
  3. Symptoms Of Diverticular Disease
  4. Causes Of Diverticular Disease
  5. Risk Factors For Diverticular Disease
    1. Diet
    2. Physical Activity
    3. Obesity
    4. Other
  6. Diagnosis Of Diverticular Disease
  7. Complications Of Diverticular Disease
    1. Abscess, Perforation, and Peritonitis
    2. Fistula
    3. Intestinal Obstruction
  8. Treatment Of Diverticular Disease
    1. Fiber
    2. Medications
    3. Probiotics
    4. Diverticulitis
    5. Surgery
    6. Diverticular Bleeding
  9. Prognosis Of Diverticular Disease
    1. Diverticulosis
    2. Diverticulitis
  10. Prevention Of Diverticular Disease
  11. Summary


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