Evaluation & Differential Diagnosis of Acute Abdominal Pain
 

What will you receive from this course?

  • A straightforward 4 step approach for evaluating acute abdominal pain in an adult and asking the right questions (useful for clinic, emergency, and hospital settings).
  • An overview of many of the most common and life-threatening causes of acute abdominal pain — and the best imaging choice to evaluate them.
  • Practical strategies to narrow an abdominal pain differential diagnosis based on associated symptoms.
  • Interesting case studies for decision-making practice and to reinforce what you've learned.


What topics are covered?

Appendicitis, RUQ pain, LLQ pain, RLQ pain, LUQ pain, epigastric pain, suprapubic pain, extra-abdominal causes of abdominal pain, periumbilical pain, DKA, MI, diffuse abdominal pain, hepatitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis, ultrasound, McBurney's Point, inguinal hernia, nephrolithiasis, IBS, mesenteric adenitis, diverticulitis, free air under the diaphragm, pancreatitis, gastritis pain, splenic abscess, gastric ulcer, urinary tract infection, intermittent abdominal pain, porphyria, shock, peritonitis, BRBPR, ruptured aortic aneurysm, intussusception, hyperactive bowel sounds, jaundice, PID, rebound tenderness, nausea and vomiting, & and many others...


Is this course "comprehensive"?

No (that would take a long time).  Dr. Seheult provides a straightforward approach to evaluate abdominal pain and valuable clinical perspective of important causes of abdominal pain.  Learn a framework of acute abdominal pain that makes adding additional knowledge easier.

Video 1: Extra-abdominal causes of pain & local vs. diffuse pain
  • Video 1
  • Quiz 1
Video 2: Peritonitis & Persistent vs. Intermittent Pain
  • Video 2
  • Quiz 2
Video 3: Associated Clues, Signs, and Symptoms of Abdominal Pain
  • Video 3
  • Quiz 3
Abdominal Pain Cases
  • Case 1
  • Case 2
  • Case 3
  • Case 4

JUDITH COOK (NP Student)

AESSA BATES, NP

HUGO DO CARMO

LEWIS LITWACK, MD

Need more challenging cases

BLANCA LANSANG

DAVE ROSS

KRISTIN WRIGHT (NP Student)

REFAT PARVEEN, MD

DAVID FAIR (NP Student)

CHERYL-LYNNE MCCALLA

MIKHAIL KOLOMOYTSEV (NP Student)

SHOBHA IYENGAR, MD

easy to understand

ANNA TSUBER, RN

DAVID LICATA

Enjoyed the tour of the abdomen, would like to see some case studies as well please.

SIYOUNG CHOI, MD

SANDRA RAMIREZ, PA-C

Excellent

JOY KIM, MD

MARIA GHALLY (NP Student)

BINDU SOMAN, NP

excellent

JACQUELINE RUSSELL (Medical Student)

SONYA MYLES

This course breaks down acute abdominal pain into basic steps to guide diagnosis, very helpful!

ASHLEE GARCIA, NP

JEANETTA STOMER, NP

Excellent, straight to the point and gives a great baseline in patients care.

JASON ELLIOTT

PRIYA MATHAI

LEONID BRODSKY, MD

SEBASTIAN HAUPT (Medical Student)

Explained very well

AUBREY PITTS

THOMAS WHITE

MARION SCHWIRTZ

ALEKSEY KARAVAEV

Good

ZSUZSANNA GERENCSER, MD

THERIN HILL, PA-C

KATHARINE LASLEY, MD

TAMMY ALVERSON, MD

JASON LITALIEN, RN

Great content, extremely helpful. Thank you!

KEVIN ISBELL

I love all of these videos. As a nurse practitioner student, these have really helped me understand some common pathological changes, diagnosis, and treatment modalities.

NATALIE COMISKEY

BERHANU BEDASSA, NP

THERESA SILVESTRE-MAALIHAN

IVAN POPOV

Excellent presentation.

JENNY BARNES, RN

OLA ABIMBOLA

FERNANDO FERNANDEZ ARCAS, MD

MARIE BARSEGHIAN

great info . Would like to see treatments /antibiotics/meds for the conditions.

CHRISTINE SLACK

MIGUEL PAJATE

CARMENCITA DAVILA

MIKAEL DENINNO

DELIA BERINDE, MD

Explained clearly , very good course, too short though. I would've loved to get some info about abdominal pain in children and more about abdominal Rx. Great cases, scenarios were very well presented

CLINTON SMITH

Very well explained and easy to understand. Stepwise approach taken to evaluation abdominal pain. Thank you!!!

GAYLE GWOZDZ, NP

Informative. Good format. Disappointing for those who don't read xrays that abd film was not explained, but all others were. Annoying to have to sit through whole intro again for each case study-waste of my time.

DANIEL STURDEVANT, Paramedic

Great course. I wish there was a little more time spent on some of the differential slides, but that’s what the pause button is for. I would like to see more on some of these individual conditions and more case studies in an expanded course. Well worth the money I paid though.

DANHONG YANG

ELMER JASON CRUZ

MICHAEL HULSEY, NP

WILLIAM WANG

Overall great explanation, but I was hoping for info on how to diagnose, and explanation using real cases.

NENA ROCHA

Great summary of the key points an acute abdomen.

ASHLEY CHUN

RON BURNHAM

Well organized approach to a complex set of organ systems and potential pathologies. Very practical.

CHANGHUA DAI, NP

KALANITI TP, MD

Short but good narrative lecture of various causes of Acute abdominal pain. looking for lectures on individual morbid conditions in detail.

MOLLIE CAMPBELL, MD

Would like to work through some casees

ARLAINA DUNNING, NP

RACHAEL PRINCE, NP

Not bad. Keeps everything simple.

RACHAEL CLEGHORN

ANNIE HAWKINS

Thank you!! Loved it! I appreciated the tips on ultrasound vs CTscan.

ARI RASORI, NP

Great review of the pertinent findings in abdominal pain. Since the list of differentials is so large, having a systematic approach is helpful! Thank you!!

- Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

- Over 20 years teaching experience including: as an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.

- Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.

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