The Surgical Abdomen
Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.
1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of intra-abdominal conditions requiring surgical intervention.
2. Perform specialized maneuvers to narrow the differential diagnosis of acute 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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Robert Dachs, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine
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