Gastrointestinal Issues

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Assess training needs related to advanced screening techniques in an emergency and urgent care setting and prepare plans to enhance diagnostic and procedural skills.
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. Differentiate the treatment options of different types of GI-related cancers.
4. Distinguish various GI issues and which diagnostic imaging modalities are the quickest and most effective for diagnosis.

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Course summary
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Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, Grand Junction, Colorado

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  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

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