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You are working at your local hospital when the next chart gets put in your rack. You groan. The chief complaint is dizziness..
- Temp 98.6
- HR 109
- RR 20
- BP 105/69
- O2 100%
- Diagnose Upper GI Bleed
- Initiate IV Proton Pump Inhibitor
- Obtain Type and Screen
- Admit Patient to the Hospital
- Identify Medications That Increase Risk of Ulcer (If Prompted)
Upper GI Bleed due to Peptic Ulcer
Tips and Tricks
If you get stuck in a case and don’t know what to do next. Identify all abnormal findings that you have been provided
- Why You Should Never Ask “What Do You Mean By Dizzy?” (PubMed)