Lightning Learning: GI Bleeds
Is it a Variceal Bleed?
If YES, give:
Terlipressin 2mg IV Stat
INR correction if INR >1.5 (D/w haematology or ED senior)
In children always consider… Button Battery Ingestion!
Varices are the cause of 5-12% of AUGIBs
Mortality for all bleeds is 10-14% (varices increase the risk of mortality)
Early endoscopy (in appropriate patients) provides diagnosis, prognosis and allows immediate therapy
Review the ED Acute Upper GI Bleed (AUGIB) management tool
Participate in simulation and review related #SimBlog feedback
Can you find where the Linton Tubes are kept in your department?