By Olutayo A. Sogunro, DO - 26th Dec 2020 - Course previews

Recognizing an acute abdomen

Do you know when to refer your patient with an acute abdomen for urgent treament? In this video, from our Abdominal Examination Essentials course, you'll learn the three key signs of an acute abdomen, critical symptoms that require urgent referral, and underlying conditions that lead to this painful situation.

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Performing a great abdominal exam is a vital aspect of clinical practice. In this course, you’ll learn special techniques for evaluating the abdomen and how to correlate exam findings with relevant anatomy. You’ll learn the differential diagnoses associated with different regions of the abdomen and confidently refer symptomatic patients for further testing or therapeutic interventions.

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