1245 – 1335
Jeffrey Harnden, CCPA, BA honors kinesiology/biology, Master degree of PA studies
Learn an approach to recognizing, investigating and managing common post-operative complications of general surgery with focus on infection and shock. Special attention will be made regarding bedside observation/exam and history as well as interpretation of blood work and vital signs to rule in/out potentially serious complications. Organize your differential diagnosis to determine the source of abnormality, initial management and further investigation, if necessary. Recognize when, what, and where to refer and gain a basic approach to medical management.
At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
- Develop an approach to rounding on surgical patients, with emphasis on general observation, bedside physical exam, recognition of peripheral lines and drains, and changes in vital signs.
- Develop a dynamic differential for common abnormal labs and vital signs.
- Recognize and have an approach to the initial management of septic shock.
- Identify the concept and risk factors of anastomotic leaks with main focus on the bowel.
Posted in: Friday, October 19, 2018