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The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of continuing education (CE) activities for nurse practitioners (NPs). Members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners get more, including access to many free activities and significantly discounted rates on others. The activities are updated frequently, and many gastroenterology-related options are currently available.
This handout is designed to support NPs as they navigate the shared clinical decision-making process with their patients who are considering and undergoing colorectal cancer screenings. The tool can guide patients on the next steps and what to expect before and after the screening test.
IBS is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder and recently has been redefined as a disorder of gut–brain interaction. The symptoms of IBS can be mild to severe and vary from person to person. This resource tool provides information about IBS, including the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. It also provides tips on managing the symptoms of IBS to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
This tool is designed to assist the primary care NP with the diagnosis and treatment of IBS. Helpful content found in the tool includes diagnostic criteria and algorithm, the Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS), IBS subtypes, laboratory testing, alarm features, first-line therapies and much more.
This practical and informational handout for the NP provides an overview of the new nomenclature for what was formerly called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the spectrum of steatotic liver diseases (SLD). Learn about SLD risk stratification and the five cardiometabolic risk factors for metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD).
This resource-rich tool for the NP will guide you through screening and diagnosis of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD), while providing a background of the pathophysiology, epidemiology and new nomenclature. Useful resources are provided that will assist you with patient education and management.
This patient tool provides education on hepatitis A disease and prevention using simple language in a visually engaging infographic format. The handout allows the patient and provider to start the shared clinical decision-making process so the patient can make an informed decision about hepatitis A vaccination. This tool is available as a downloadable PDF or place an order for 25-page, full color tear pads.
This five-page patient handout about IBS was designed with the busy NP in mind. The handout includes information about keeping a food and symptom diary, tracking what interventions have been tried and the effectiveness of them, dietary tips and other clinical pearls to improve the quality of life of your patients living with IBS. This handout can be printed and placed in waiting rooms and exam rooms or handed to patients to promote clinical discussions about IBS.
This patient education handout is designed to inform patients about biosimilars and their similarity to the reference biologic. In addition, it can be used to help patients make informed decisions about their treatment plans.
The Gastroenterology Specialty Practice Group (SPG) offers a unique opportunity to interactively collaborate with colleagues who share an interest or clinical expertise in gastroenterology. As an SPG member, you’ll have access to a cutting-edge, online forum where you can engage in discussions, document sharing and knowledge exchange with fellow NPs. Come learn, share and help progress the development of theory and practice in gastroenterology.
There are many resources available for both patients and providers. Several are included below for your convenience. The inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.