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Keywords

EPI, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, pancreas, pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy

 

Authors

  1. Bellomo, Tamara L. MSN, RN

Abstract

Abstract: Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) prevents the pancreas from making enough of the exocrine pancreatic enzymes that help the body digest food. EPI can be challenging to recognize and diagnose because many of its signs and symptoms overlap with other gastrointestinal disorders. This article offers practical advice to nurses for patient assessment and nursing interventions.