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Medical: 5 Gastroenterology: 6

E.

    • d.

      Anatomy and physiology review

    • e.

      Pathophysiology

      • (1)

        inflammatory bowel disease

      • (2)

        inflammatory action of colonic mucosa

  • 2.

    Assessment

    • a.

      History

      • (1)

        Quality of pain

      • (2)

        Onset of pain

      • (3)

        Location of pain

      • (4)

        Bloody diarrhea

      • (5)

        Fever

      • (6)

        Weight loss

    • b.

      Physical

      • (1)

        Restless

      • (2)

        Skin

        • (a)

          Pale

        • (b)

          Cool

        • (c)

          Moist

        • (d)

          Warm

      • (3)

        Fever

      • (4)

        Vital signs

        • (a)

          Hypotension

      • (5)

        Abdominal exam

        • (a)

          Inspect

          • i)

            Contour

            • a)

              Bulges

            • b)

              Symmetry

        • (b)

          Auscultate

        • (c)

          Percuss

          • i)

            Dull over bladder

        • (d)

          Palpate

  • 3.

    Management

      • (1)

        Positioning

      • (2)

        Airway and ventilatory support

        • (a)

          Oxygen

      • (3)

        Circulatory support

        • (a)

          Fluid bolus

      • (4)

        Pharmacological interventions

      • (5)

        Non-pharmacological interventions

      • (6)

        Transport consideration

Gastroenteritis

1.

Causative organisms

a. b .

Rotavirus, Norwalk virus, and many others Parasites

  • (1)

    Protozoa giardia lamblia

  • (2)

    Crypto sporidium parvum

  • (3)

    Cyclosporidium cayetensis

2.

  • c.

    Contracted via fecal-oral transmission, contaminated food and water

  • d.

    Cyclosporidium reported to be contracted by swimming in contaminated waters

Bacteria

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