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Medical: 5 Gastroenterology: 6

        • (1)

          Quality of pain

        • (2)

          Onset of pain

        • (3)

          Location of pain

        • (4)

          Dark stool

      • b.

        Physical

        • (1)

          Altered level of consciousness

        • (2)

          Skin

          • (a)

            Pale

          • (b)

            Cool

          • (c)

            Moist

        • (3)

          Inspect abdomen

          • (a)

            Scars

          • (b)

            Ecchymosis

          • (c)

            Contour

            • i)

              Bulges

            • ii)

              Symmetry

        • (4)

          Auscultate

          • (a)

            Bowel sounds

        • (5)

          Percuss

        • (6)

          Palpate

      • c.

        Assessment tools

        • (1)

          Hematocrit

    • 3.

      Management/ treatment plan

      • a.

        Airway and ventilatory support

        • (1)

          Oxygen

      • b.

        Circulatory support

        • (1)

          Positioning

        • (2)

          Consider fluid bolus

      • c.

        Pharmacological interventions

      • d.

        Non-pharmacological interventions

      • e.

        Psychological support

      • f.

        Transport consideration

  • G.

    Appendicitis

    • 1.

      Epidemiology

      • a.

        Incidence

      • b.

        Mortality/ morbidity

      • c.

        Risk factors

      • d.

        Anatomy and physiology review

      • e.

        Pathophysiology

        • (1)

          Obstruction appendiceal lumen

        • (2)

          Ulceration of appendiceal mucosa

          • (a)

            Viral

          • (b)

            Bacterial

    • 2.

      Assessment findings

      • a.

        History

        • (1)

          Quality of pain

        • (2)

          Onset of pain

        • (3)

          Location of pain

        • (4)

          Anorexia

        • (5)

          Nausea/ vomiting

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