9. Abdominal Pain and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  1. Ian Wood MA, RN, DipN (Lond) and
  2. Michelle Garner MPhil, BSc (Hons), RN, DipN (Lond)
  1. Toni Jordan,
  2. Ruth Harris and
  3. Terry Wardle

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch9

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

How to Cite

Jordan, T., Harris, R. and Wardle, T. (2012) Abdominal Pain and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, in Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients (eds I. Wood and M. Garner), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337167

Online ISBN: 9781118702864

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Keywords:

  • Abdominal pain;
  • Acute gastroenteritis;
  • Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding;
  • Allergies;
  • Auscultation;
  • Crohn's disease;
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis;
  • Haematemesis;
  • Melaena;
  • Ulcerative colitis;
  • Vomiting control

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology of Abdominal Pain

  • Initial Assessment

  • Primary Assessment

  • Secondary Assessment

  • Physical Examination

  • Immediate Management and Investigations

  • Indications for Referral

  • Causes of Abdominal Pain and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease)

  • Other Causes of Abdominal Pain and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • Summary

  • References

  • Further Reading