Gastrointestinal Emergencies: Acute Abdominal Pain
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Discuss advanced diagnostic techniques available in an urgent care setting , and effective use of available diagnostic and therapeutic tools.
2. Compare treatment options for patients with common GI conditions such as diverticular disease, upper and lower GI bleeding, visceral perforation and aortic aneurysm.
3. Explain the appropriate evaluation and disposition of patients diagnosed with suspected GI malignancies in the urgent care setting.
4. Perform a differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain utilizing evidence based recommendations and guidelines, including Choosing Wiseley criteria for diagnostic imaging modalities.
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Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Family Physician, Western Colorado Physicians Group, Grand Junction
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