Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Pancreatitis, Nursing, Necrosectomy, Pathophysiology, Cholelithiasis, Acinar Cell
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.
Prebish, Noah, "Acute Pancreatitis" (2020). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 435.