Children Referred with Acute Abdominal Pain Assessment and management of JCG0603v3
The objective of these guidelines is to offer support to those working in paediatrics and paediatric surgery to assess children presenting with abdominal pain of less than one week duration. These guidelines will give a framework for Doctors and Nurse practitioners in the community to identify children with serious abdominal pathology requiring urgent referral for assessment by a specialist doctor.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.