Not all patients with upper GI bleeds (UGIB) require aggressive resuscitation. But how do you decide which patients require transfusion and aggressive resuscitation? When do you urgently call your friendly neighbourhood GI specialist? Dr. Walter Himmel takes us through the resuscitation of a sick patient with an UGIB and the management priorities including blood products, antibiotics, TXA, octreotide, pantoprazole and endoscopy.
Dr. Walter Himmel is an Emergency Physician at North York General and Michael Garron Hospitals. He is a world renowned speaker in Emergency Medicine on the topics of stroke, anticoagulants, transfusions and drug interactions and the recipient of multiple teaching awards.
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