Tag GI haemorrhage
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Gastrointestinal haemorrhage

GI haemorrhage is divided into upper GI haemorrhage and lower GI haemorrhage based on the underlying cause and differences in the approach to management
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Intubation of the GI bleeder

Massive GI hemorrhage presents multiple challenges during intubation: obscured view of vocal cords; risk of aspiration; risk of haemorrhagic shock and haemodynamic instability; risk to staff from contact with body fluids