PEM Currents, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast returns today with an episode focusing on upper GI bleeds. Serious UGI bleeds – you know, the ones with shock, massive transfusions and more – are fortunately rare in the Pediatric Emergency Department. However, there is a growing population of patients with chronic diseases that can lead to portal hypertension, varies and other causes of bleeding from the upper GI tract.

The learning objectives of this podcast are:

Etiology and recognition of the upper GI tract as the source of bleeding
Management of Upper GI bleeding with hemorrhagic shock in the trauma bay

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