1. Raymond, Patricia MD, FACP, FACG

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Remember Cullen's sign? Grey-Turner? How about the Sister Mary Joseph Nodule? Caput medusae? Know what visible peristalsis looks like? How about a cutaneous fistula from Crohn disease? With the advent of high tech computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs), positron emission tomography (PET) scans, and our favorite endoscopies, we've forgotten the diagnostic clues provided by hands-free inspection of the abdomen-it's safe and covered by all insurances!! Gastrointestinal nurses apply pressure to the belly numerous times a day. Let's explore diagnoses that you can make by flipping back the drapes and simply looking at the umbilical region.


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We are pleased to present the abstracts from sgna's 36th annual course, SGNA: your gateway to opportunity. 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.