Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 8-6-2020

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810-OL1

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

John Chovan


Pancreatitis, Nursing, Necrosectomy, Pathophysiology, Cholelithiasis, Acinar Cell

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


The continents of the poster are the result of a literature search that was conducted to find the most up to date information on various aspects of acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis can be categorized as mild, moderate and severe cases. Mild and moderate cases of acute pancreatitis usually subside spontaneously and have no residual effects on patients. Severe acute pancreatitis is a potentially life-threatening disorder that results in the autodigestion of the pancreas. Autodigestion of the pancreas causes a systemic inflammatory response that usually results in rapid deterioration of patient’s hemodynamic status. Severe pancreatitis often leads to long hospital stays in the intensive care unit under the care of providers and nurses familiar with treating acute pancreatitis. The purpose of the poster is to inform practitioners and the general public of the signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, pathophysiology and nursing implications related to acute pancreatitis.

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Nursing Commons



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