Abdominal pain is one of the most common chief complaints in emergency medicine, and the fact that a final diagnosis is commonly elusive makes this a high-risk problem for both the patient and the provider. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hematemesis, and bloody stools are other common chief complaints and they too can be a harbinger for serious and even life-threatening conditions. Hone your clinical acumen by stratifying the risk of all of these encounters. Learn the evidence-base approach of who to image, who to order lab studies on, who needs a surgical consult, and who goes home and who gets admitted.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NPs earn 12 hours CE, including 1.25 hours of ENP skills/procedural hours.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Medicine Core Training. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.