Investigating Abdominal Pain

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Lecture Overview

Abdominal pain is a common reason for paramedic call-outs and often, further investigation is warranted. Paramedic lecturer, Jeff Kenneally, takes you through the investigation process of determining whether a patient's abdominal pain needs further investigation. A must-watch for all pre-hospital and emergency department workers.

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Jeff Kenneally

Jeff Kenneally has a lifelong commitment to pre-hospital care, having served as an operational paramedic for 34 years, mostly in intensive care roles. He has managed frontline paramedic teams, commanded major events, mentored, educated and worked in communications dispatch centres and at the ambulance air wing. His roles have taken him to rural and metropolitan areas. For four years, Jeff managed the Ambulance Victoria clinical practice guidelines. In recent years, Jeff has turned to university lecturing for paramedic students, including leading international study tours. He is a published author in pre-hospital practice and contributor to numerous major textbooks. In 2018, Jeff was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in recognition of his contribution. See Educator Profile