Behind the Scenes | Friday, October 16, 2020
Exploring the Hidden Secrets of the Pancreas
The SGNA 47th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience is just a few weeks away and will include renowned industry leaders, focused educational sessions, insights from colleagues and product and service highlights. SGNA recently spoke with K. Jane Malick, BSN RN CGRN, on her upcoming session, “Exploring the Hidden Secrets of the Pancreas.” Read on to learn about her session and why knowing the secrets of the pancreas is crucial for GI professionals.
What can attendees expect to learn from your presentation?
The presentation will begin with an overview of the endocrine and exocrine functions of the pancreas. Following this, attendees will learn about various pancreatic disorders such as acute, chronic and autoimmune pancreatitis; pancreatic cancers; pancreatic cysts and pancreas divisum. Diagnosis and treatment modalities for these aforementioned conditions will also be reviewed.
Why is this topic important for those working in GI?
Disorders of the pancreas are becoming more recognized and have evolved into the forefront of gastroenterology. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures are an integral part of diagnosing and providing certain treatments in the management of some of these aforementioned disorders. These procedures are commonly performed in most GI labs across the country.
In the world of the pancreas, academically and clinically, we continue to pursue the best practices for the management of pancreatic disorders.
What key takeaways will your presentation provide to someone new to the GI field?
This presentation will provide a good foundation for the who, what, where and why of pancreatic disorders. This information serves as a good educational foundation for those who may be part of the care team assisting with endoscopic procedures involving the pancreas.
As pancreas knowledge grows and more secrets are uncovered, what should GI professionals keep in mind?
In the world of the pancreas, academically and clinically, we continue to pursue the best practices for the management of pancreatic disorders. While we pursue the best practices, it is important to remember that patient care is highly individualized.
Save the date for the SGNA 47th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience Oct. 21 ― Nov. 2. Register today and earn up to 32 contact hours from content spanning multiple tracks.