Emergency Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Topics: Endoscopy, Oesophagus, Stomach & H.pylori, Small intestine & Nutrition

Authors: Krish Ragunath, Rudolf Stauber, Bjorn Rembacken
Editor: Bjorn Rembacken
Release date: October 2016, reviewed/updated May 2021
This course was developed by UEG 

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About this online course

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common emergency associated with a substantial mortality rate. The management bridges disciplines and involves intensivists, gastroenterologists, haematologists and surgeons. Anyone looking after inpatients needs to have a working understanding of how to manage the condition.

Learning objectives

  • To be aware of the prevalence, morbidity and mortality of emergency upper GI bleeding
  • To understand the general management of the condition
  • To become familiar with endoscopic management of the bleeding site
  • To know how to manage cases when endoscopic therapy fails

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists, physicians and surgeons in other disciplines who are caring for patients who may develop an upper GI bleeding site, as well as nursing staff, endoscopy associates and medical students.

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding