the gastrointestinal (GI) system

The content covered so far includes the following:

Subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) notes; physical examsS; history taking; head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat (HEENT); respiratory; and cardiovascular systems, in addition to the gastrointestinal (GI) system content that we are covering this week..

This GI system content this week will focus on the abdomen. The abdomen houses important organs such as the liver, spleen, intestines, pancreas, and the stomach. There are millions of office visits that abdominal complaints are responsible for each year. This week will look at common GI complaints related to the history, assessment findings, diagnostic testing, and differential diagnoses for the chief complaint.