Perioperative GI management
This module addresses the following key questions:
- Which perioperative GI symptoms and syndromes are relevant in ICU patients and why?
- How to assess and minimize the risk of GI problems?
- How to monitor GI function in critically ill postoperative patients?
- How to manage postoperative GI problems?
Intended Learning Outcomes
- To know the perioperative pathophysiology and the factors harming the patients and impacting the postoperative recovery
- To understand the place and responsibilities of Anaesthesia and ICU in Perioperative Medicine
- To review major perioperative complications (cardiac, pulmonary, renal and delirium) and how to handle them
- To understand the goals of ICU management handling of perioperative patients
- To review preoperative screening tools
- To learn how to implement efficiently a perioperative pathway for high risk surgical patients (HRSP)
- To optimize resources and have an idea for data management for HRSPs
- To seize the opportunity to learn to use different devices which best fit the needs of your patients
- To boost your communication skills in difficult situations
COBATrICe competencies covered in this module
The module covers the knowledge required for the assessment and management of commonly encountered perioperative conditions & complications including:
- Interpretation of abdominal pain and distension
- Peptic ulceration and upper GI haemorrhage
- Diarrhoea, vomiting and ileus
- Intestinal ischaemia perforation
- Abdominal hypertension
- Perioperative nutrition
- Post operative nausea and vomiting