Tag Archive: gastroenterology

Updated: Upper GI Bleed Protocol 10/2017

SCGH protocol to assist in the assessment, management and disposition of patients presenting with suspected upper GI bleeding Note: This can also be found on the SCGH ED Clinical Guidelines webpage

PEG Re-Insertion Guideline

Here is a general guide to the emergent re-insertion of a displaced percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. Note: in hours there is a PEG Nurse on G75 available for advice contactable on DECT phone 73677. Date implemented – 01/2009 Revision…
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Paracentesis in Chronic Liver Disease

The 7 page guideline below is developed by the Hepatology Department at SCGH and provides hospital specific guidance to medical staff and nursing staff involved in performing a diagnostic or therapeuatic paracentesis in patients with chronic liver disease. Click the…
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Indications Diagnostic Determine the cause of new onset ascites, ascites of unknown origin, or suspected malignant ascitesSuspicion of bacterial peritonitis in a patient with known ascites with associated pyrexia, hypotension, tachycardia or encephalopathy. Therapeutic Remove excess intraperitoneal fluid to assist…
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