Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage

Author: Janet Skinner / Editors: Janet Skinner, Tadgh Moriarty / Reviewer: Chris Gray / Code: A3 / Published: 28/06/2021

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Evaluate a patient and identify the likely underlying reason for an upper gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage
  • Describe appropriate resuscitative measures in patients who have suffered a moderate to severe GI haemorrhage
  • Demonstrate a rational approach to medical therapy in patients with an upper GI haemorrhage
  • Apply appropriate risk assessment tools to identify high and low risk patients with an upper GI haemorrhage
  • Identify patients who would benefit from early referral to a critical care area and consideration of urgent endoscopy


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