Pediatric patients commonly present to urgent care with a complaint of acute abdominal pain. Knowing what is common in different age groups, as well as what not to miss can assist in the assessment of these patients. Using tools available in the urgent care setting, you can gain confidence in the management of the pediatric acute abdominal pain patient. Learn about pediatric acute appendicitis scores and red flags not to miss when caring for these patients.
Differentiate common causes of pediatric acute abdominal pain.
Recognize life-threatening causes of pediatric acute abdominal pain.
Assess what tests are necessary for a patient with acute abdominal pain.
Utilize scoring tools for pediatric appendicitis.
Identify red flags associated with pediatric abdominal pain.