1. Sarisley, Christine N. MS, RN, CGRN

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Learning a new specialty can be a challenge to any nurse who has decided to specialize. Understanding the goals of the department and patient care help to identify what the desired outcomes need to be. Continuous learning is ongoing even for the veteran nurse who continues to work in the same setting due to the changing needs of patients and equipment. This session will focus on what learning style is, specific ways of determining which learning style meets the needs-at-hand best, and how to incorporate learning style into education in your GI units. Included will be the "VARK" Learning Inventory Tool and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory.


Adaptability is the key in developing educational sessions and workshops. In-services will help to reinforce the sensitivity needed to work with a variety of players. Applying these concepts will also bridge gaps with coworkers. Applications to the endoscopy setting will provide examples of successes in problem solving, and successful teaching materials.


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We are pleased to present the Abstracts from the SGNA's 32nd Annual Course: Passion for GI Nursing: Pass It On!! The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. In keeping with the tradition of the Annual Course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.