Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN This course will review the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, including accessory organs and their relationship to the mechanisms involved in food digestion and absorption. Specific gastrointestinal ailments will be discussed using the criteria of etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, medical management and nursing management. Common diagnostic and laboratory tests will be reviewed. The role of pharmocology and total parenteral nutrition will be incorporated. A general overview of multi-organ transplants will be covered as well as homeostasis and red blood cell formation. This course is part of the Critical Care program.