Liver Function, Assessment and Common Diseases

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Updated 20 Sep 2023 Certificate ANCC Accredited

Can you recognise the signs of liver disease or dysfunction? Begin this Ausmed Course now and develop your assessment skills to immediately form a clearer clinical picture of a person with a liver-related condition.

Content

8 Video Units • 15 Questions
Introduction
2m
Pretest
3 Questions
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
2 Questions
4m
Functions of the Liver
2 Questions
9m
Assessing for Signs and Symptoms of Liver Disease
1 Question
4m
Investigations and Staging Liver Disease
2 Questions
7m
Common Liver Diseases and Risk Factors
1 Question
7m
Case Study
2 Questions
5m
Conclusion
1m
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Correlate clinical assessment findings with pathophysiological processes to better identify those at risk of liver disease and dysfunction.

2

Apply knowledge relating to the identification of liver dysfunction to prevent complications.

3

Prioritise the holistic care of a person who has liver disease or dysfunction.

Who it's for:

This Ausmed Course will be of interest to healthcare professionals working in hospitals, primary care and in community settings who occasionally, or frequently, care for patients with liver disease.

Why it's needed:

There is a wide range of liver diseases some of which are very complex and life reducing. Liver disease can affect every organ system in the body because of the complexity of liver function. These relationships make clinical assessment difficult and confusing - particularly because early manifestations of liver disease may be subtle.

Given the diversity of liver disease, it is likely that most health professionals will care for acute and chronically unwell people with this condition. This timely Course provides an opportunity to review liver function, assessment and common diseases to achieve best patient outcomes.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to review liver function, assessment and common disorders in order to support best outcomes in people with liver disease or dysfunction.

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Last updated20 Sep 2023

Published30 Nov 2018

Due for review26 Feb 2025
ANCC Accredited
This course has been published with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Accreditation.
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