What is included in post-endoscopic monitoring of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)?

Updated: Sep 01, 2021
  • Author: Bennie Ray Upchurch, III, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Postoperatively, the patient is monitored for recovery from conscious sedation or receives monitored anesthesia care after endoscopy and from general anesthesia after abdominal surgery. Observe and follow the patient's mental status, vital signs, chest, cardiac, and abdominal findings to ascertain that the patient's clinical status has stabilized and that no complications (eg, aspiration, perforation, recurrent bleeding, myocardial infarction due to hypotension) have occurred. Monitor the hemoglobin level.


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