Abdominal pain critical pathways

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Approach

abdominal pain critical pathways
Hemodynamically stable Yes No

Definition

  • Abdominal pain is pain felt anywhere between the chest and the groin.
  • Immunocompromised and elderly patients may have atypical patterns of presentation.
  • A systolic blood pressure of more than 80 mm Hg and a proportional pulse pressure of more than 25% suggest adequate cardiac output.

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