Gastrointestinal Issues

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss advanced diagnostic techniques available in an urgent 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. Discuss the appropriate evaluation and disposition of patients diagnosed with suspected GI malignancies in the urgent care setting.

4. Become familiar with various GI issues and which diagnostic imaging modalities are the quickest and most effective for diagnosis.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018

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

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018
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