Chapter

Gastrointestinal emergencies

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199203499.003.0010

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Gastrointestinal emergencies

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Overview - The gastrointestinal system - Nursing assessment: history - Physical assessment, investigations, and nursing interventions - Epigastric pain - Gastrointestinal bleeding - Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) - Oesophageal varices - Ruptured oesophagus - Appendicitis - Biliary colic and acute cholecystitis - Pancreatitis - Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) - Intestinal obstruction - Diverticulitis - Inflammatory bowel disease - Gastroenteritis - Rectal bleeding - Pilonidal abscess - Abdominal trauma

Chapter.  7366 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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