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DI 22510.041 Pediatric CE Report Content Guidelines - Digestive

A. Policy - General

Specific requirements exist in addition to all general pediatric guidelines in DI 22510.035.

B. Policy - History

The history should include a description of:

  • Any feeding problems during infancy;

  • The child's usual diet; and

  • Stool patterns.

C. Policy - Physical Exam

The physical exam should include:

  • Liver and spleen size;

  • Presence of any jaundice;

  • Comments on nutritional status;

  • Rectal exam;

  • Presence of any abdominal distention; and

  • For infants and toddlers, observation of the child eating or drinking, if possible, and comment on observations.

D. Policy - Laboratory Testing

Laboratory testing should include, if appropriate:

  • Serum creatinine;

  • Serum total bilirubin;

  • International normalized ratio (INR);

  • Serum albumin, and

  • Hemoglobin.


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DI 22510.041 - Pediatric CE Report Content Guidelines - Digestive - 07/09/2012
Batch run: 07/09/2012
Rev:07/09/2012