GU/GI & ABDOMINAL PAIN – Part A

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,
urinary dysfunction.

Objective

  • To recognize and understand the implications of common disorders of the GU and GI system (constipation/diarrhea) in assessing and managing the acute abdomen.

Content Overview

  • 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

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