Understanding Hemostasis for GAVE and RP
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Understanding Hemostasis for
Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE) and Radiation Proctitis (RP)


Patients who present with the GI bleeding disorders Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia and Radiation Proctitis are frequently anemic and transfusion-dependent. These patients are often seen by gastroenterologists for coagulation therapy that will eliminate the bleeding vessels.  In this eLearning activity, we will review the bleeding disorders and discuss the therapeutic approaches to obtain hemostasis for these patients.

Target Audience

This learner-paced education activity is intended primarily for RNs with a responsibility for or an interest in the treatment of the stated GI bleeding disorders. The presentation will also be of interest to allied healthcare personnel and MDs.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE).
  2. Describe the bleeding condition of Radiation Proctitis (RP).
  3. Compare three approaches to managing GAVE and RP.

Teaching Methodology

Participants will complete the web-based learning activity entitled “Understanding GI Bleeding Disorders: GAVE & RP”. They will read the article, then register to take the post-test and complete the evaluation on the website. They will submit the documentation as directed. A bibliographic reference is included for those wishing additional information.

Contact Hours

Upon completion of the entire program, achieving a score of 80% on the post-test, and submission of required documentation, participants will be granted 1 contact hour. No partial credit will be granted.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 08747, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574, the Florida Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 50-574, the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider Number 50-574 and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider Number 50-26112.


  1. Successful completion: Participants must register, complete the entire program and submit required documentation.
  2. Conflict of interest: Planners disclose no conflict of interest. Subject matter experts who consulted on the project, are employees of the commercial support entity and hereby disclose a conflict of interest. The SME has signed a statement agreeing to present information fairly and without bias.
  3. Commercial company support: Fees are underwritten by education funding provided by Medtronic GI Solutions.
  4. Non-commercial company support: None.
  5. Alternative/Complementary therapy: None.

Certificate Issue / Replacement

Participants successfully completing the activity and submitting required documentation will be permitted to print a certificate of completion.Participants are advised to retain the certificate for eight years following activity completion.

Replacement of misplaced certificate is available from Educational Dimensions. There is a fee for this service. Request a replacement by contacting Educational Dimensions.

Next Page: Guide to Study (detailed instructions for completing the eLearning activity)