School Nurses on the Front Lines of Medicine: An Adolescent Female Student with Severe Abdominal Pain

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Abdominal pain is a common chief complaint encountered by school nurses. This article explains the etiology of abdominal pain in children and adolescents, describes the office assessment, and delineates life-threatening conditions associated with severe abdominal pain that may prompt the school nurse to transfer the student to a local emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalNASN school nurse (Print)
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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Adolescent Medicine
Abdominal Pain
Nurses
Students
Hospital Emergency Service

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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