GU/GI & ABDOMINAL PAIN – Part A
Kim Macfarlane (CNS) presents on GI alerts
and Janice Brown (Nurse Continence Advisor) presents on
GU alerts in acutely ill older adults
with abdominal and/or epigastric pain, nausea/vomiting, constipation/diarrhea,
- To recognize and understand the implications of common disorders of the GU and GI system (constipation/diarrhea) in assessing and managing the acute abdomen.
- GI/GU Changes and Alerts (includes acute abdomen, malnutrition, dehydration, GI or GU obstruction, UTI/urosepsis, abdominal aortic aneurysm)
- Key ED interventions to manage GI and GU. e.g. hydration, nutrition, swallowing assessment, toileting, prompted voiding, constipation