Gut Wrenching and Stomach Churning: Gastrointestinal Emergencies in Critical Care

The purpose of this presentation is to review the overall approach to assessing and managing the unstable adult patient with a Gastrointestinal emergency in the Critical Care unit. [60 or 75 minutes]

Key Content

  • Review: Gastrointestinal (GI) System Organs and Functions
  • Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function due to Critical Illness and/or Injury
  • GI Emergencies in Critical Care:  The Acute Abdomen, Acute Liver Failure, Ruptured Esophageal Varices, Acute Pancreatitis, Abdominal Compartment Syndrome