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?
After accomplishing this module, the student should be able to:
- Describe perioperative GI problems
- Identify patients at risk of GI problems postoperatively
- Plan the monitoring of GI function according to the risk assessment
- Identify perioperative GI problems timely and apply appropriate therapies.
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
Duration: 5 hours
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