The Surgical Abdomen

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of intra-abdominal conditions requiring surgical intervention.
2. Perform specialized maneuvers to narrow the differential diagnosis of actute abdominal pain.
3. Appropriately utilize labs and radiology tests in the evaluation of acute abdominal pain.
4. Appreciate that acute abdominal pain in children could be due to different etiologies than adult patients.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
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Robert Dachs, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

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