Brick by Brick: Gastroenterology Overview—Part 1

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In most EMS systems, gastroenterology education is avoided at the BLS level. However, prehospital providers frequently respond to reports of nausea, abdominal discomfort, or pain. There is often a disparity in the relationship between the frequency of responses and the amount of education available to EMS providers.

Melodie Kolmetz, Paramedic, PA-C, is a multi-disciplinary provider and educator. She brings her experience as a paramedic, physician assistant, and university professor to this prerequisite course. Her review of the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts offers a better understanding of how to identify life-threatening emergencies. The end result will be better choices when determining the appropriate prehospital interventions and the nearest appropriate transport destination.

Final Exam: Please read each question carefully. You will have two attempts to gain a 70% or higher on this exam. If you are not successful in two attempts, you are welcome to take the course again to gain the certification.