GI Bleeding

Resources to Review Prior to Conference

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Goals and Objectives

Goals
  • Trainee will demonstrate competence in the initial evaluation and management of patients with GI bleeding

Objectives

For patients with GI bleeding, trainee will be able to:

  • List common etiologies of both upper and lower GI bleeding

  • Define and recognize:

    • Hematemesis

    • Coffee-ground emesis

    • Melena

    • Hematochezia

    • BRBPR

  • List and discuss the indications, risks, and benefits of acute diagnostic interventions

  • List and discuss the indications, risks, and benefits of medical interventions

    • Blood products

    • Anticoagulant reversal agents

    • PPIs

    • Somatostatin analogs

    • Antibiotics

  • Discuss the indications for admission, urgent vs emergent GI consultation, and surgical consultation

  • Explain the concept of massive transfusion protocols and indications for use

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Additional Resources

General Approach/Review

 

Upper GI Bleeding

Lower GI Bleeding
Reversal of Anticoagulation

Procedures