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FINAL VERSION For review only. Do not cite, quote, or publish.

Medical: 5 Gastroenterology: 6

DECLARATIVE

I. Introduction

A.

Epidemiology

1. 2. 3. 4 .

Incidence Mortality/ morbidity Risk factors Prevention strategies

  • II.

    General pathophysiology, assessment and management

    • A.

      Pathophysiology of abdominal pain

      • 1.

        Bacterial contamination

        • a.

          Perforated appendix

        • b.

          Pelvic inflammatory disease

      • 2.

        Chemical irritation

        • a.

          Perforated ulcer

        • b.

          Pancreatitis

      • 3.

        Types of abdominal pain

        • a.

          Somatic pain

          • (1)

            Appendicitis

          • (2)

            Pancreatitis

          • (3)

            Perforated viscus

            • (a)

              Gallbladder

            • (b)

              Ulcer

            • (c)

              Intestine

        • b.

          Visceral pain

          • (1)

            Appendicitis

          • (2)

            Pancreatitis

          • (3)

            Cholecystitis

          • (4)

            Obstruction of hollow viscera

            • (a)

              Intestines

            • (b)

              Biliary tree

        • c.

          Referred pain

        • d.

          Hemorrhagic abdominal pain

        • e.

          Non hemorrhagic abdominal pain

    • B.

      Assessment findings

      • 1.

        Scene size-up

        • a.

          Scene safety

        • b.

          Personal protective equipment (PPE)

        • c.

          General impression

          • (1)

            Trauma

            • (a)

              Responsive

            • (b)

              Unresponsive

          • (2)

            Medical

            • (a)

              Responsive

            • (b)

              Unresponsive

      • 2.

        Initial assessment

        • a.

          Airway

        • b.

          Breathing

        • c.

          Circulation

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