Updated Upper GI Bleeding Protocol (11/2015)

The following amendment has been made: For UNSTABLE patients (as per central black box in pathway) ED to contact Gastro Reg 24/7 and make MAU +/- ICU Reg aware of patient.

For STABLE patients ED refers to MAU Reg. The MAU Reg (not ED) is to contact Gastro Reg, either after their assessment, after 08:00 the following morning if presenting after 22:00, or if there is a change in clinical condition suggesting the need for urgent endoscopy.

FYI: This protocol can also be found on the SCGH ED Clinical Guidelines webpage or by searching for the relevant keywords on this site.

Dr James Wheeler
Dr James Wheeler

Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia

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