General Surgery-Part II: The Acute Abdomen

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 minutes

General Surgery-Part II: The Acute Abdomen

Learning Objectives

  1. Narrow the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain based on the location of the pain and the age and sex of the patient.
  2. Perform specialized maneuvers to narrow the differential  diagnosis of acute abdominal pain.
  3. Order appropriate diagnostic and imaging studies based on  the location of the pain and the presentation of the patient.
  4. Identify red flag symptoms in patients with acute abdominal  pain that indicate emergent or urgent conditions that require  surgical consult. (Appendicitis, Cholecystitis, Ischemic Bowel  Disease and Bowel Obstruction)

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
09/01/2012
Course expires: 
08/31/2015
Parent activity set: 

Americo D. Fraboni, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2012
Course expires: 
08/31/2015
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