This material is courtesy of the SEME program. SEME (Supplemental Emergency Medicine Experience) is a program funded through the DFCM, University of Toronto and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Senior Editor: Yasmine Mawji MD. Editor: Shirley Lee MD. Peer reviewer: Lauren Self MD.
Posted: March 23, 2015 Format: Website
Abdominal Pain EM E-learning Module
Abdominal pain is the single most common presenting complaint for patients visiting the emergency department. The diagnostic possibilities range from the benign to the immediately life threatening.
The age, gender, and previous history of each patient will modify the differential diagnosis and guide the clinical evaluation. This module will discuss an approach to the patient presenting to the ED with abdominal pain.