Gut Check | Thursday, January 16, 2020
A Message from the SGNA Core Curriculum, 6th Edition, Contributor
As one of the contributors to the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) Core Curriculum, I am thrilled to announce that the newest edition of the textbook is now available. The 6th edition was updated by gastrointestinal nurse-experts from all over the country and went through stringent validation by no less than seasoned practitioners in the gastrointestinal (GI) discipline.
Year after year, new innovations in technology and treatment emerge, while some came to an end. The intention of this edition is to keep GI nurses updated to the ever-changing nature of the profession. As the SGNA continually strives for excellence, this publication is released as a manifestation of this commitment.
This new Core Curriculum with up-to-date, relevant and easy to understand content is an excellent resource for all, whether they are a beginner or an expert in the clinical and/or academic settings. The textbook provides the necessary information to help nurses carry out their interventions and patient-care decisions based on current evidenced-based rationales. Moreover, nurses who are preparing for the Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse (CGRN) exam by the American Board for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN) can take advantage of this book as an addition to their resources to obtain the necessary information for the certification.
The foci of this GI-dedicated foundational resource include a comprehensive and simplified view of the complex gastrointestinal tract such as the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, and its accessory organs such as the liver, gall bladder, the complex network of ducts, and the pancreas.
In one of its chapters, the book takes its readers to the exciting advances in Hepatology. From the relatively newly-approved therapies to cure Hepatitis C to the pathophysiology and treatment regimen of the lesser known hepatic diseases such as Wilson’s disease, hemochromatosis, and porphyria, the book sincerely underscores the importance of keeping up with the changes.
On behalf of the dynamic and indefatigable SGNA publication staff, contributors, reviewers, and sponsors, it is a great pleasure to introduce to you the SGNA Core Curriculum, 6th ed. A textbook that defines our purpose in the broad and complex world of healthcare. A book that emphasizes the role of GI nursing as an important specialty—specific, unique, and cannot be “lumped-in” with other established nursing specialties. This textbook is a resource where GI nurses and associates can be proud of and call their own, truly a “must-have” for all.
Purchase “Gastroenterology Nursing: A Core Curriculum, 6th Edition” here.