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Evaluation of Abdominal Pain (ICU Specific)

Evaluation of Abdominal Pain (ICU Specific) is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess for & treat the following):

  • Does pt exhibit signs of peritonitis?
    • Abdominal rigidity
    • Rebound/percussion tenderness
    • Involuntary guarding
  • Is free intra-abdominal air (pneumoperitoneum) present on radiographic studies?
  • Are abdominal complaints associated w/ hypotension & fever?

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Last updated: April 16, 2010

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"Evaluation of Abdominal Pain (ICU Specific)." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534199/all/Evaluation_of_Abdominal_Pain__ICU_Specific_.
Evaluation of Abdominal Pain (ICU Specific). Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534199/all/Evaluation_of_Abdominal_Pain__ICU_Specific_. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Evaluation of Abdominal Pain (ICU Specific). (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534199/all/Evaluation_of_Abdominal_Pain__ICU_Specific_
Evaluation of Abdominal Pain (ICU Specific) [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534199/all/Evaluation_of_Abdominal_Pain__ICU_Specific_.
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