What the ER Needs to Know About Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are associated with a plethora of medical complications that are often overlooked by physicians or mistaken for the psychological part of these illnesses. The mind and body are so closely connected; it is very important to understand organic etiologies of our patients’ symptoms in order to validate their complaints and build a foundation upon which to they can recover. In this lecture we will go over the pathophysiologic changes that occur with starvation as well as refeeding. In addition, we will review common medical presentations of eating disorders that lead patients to seek emergency medical care and provide emergency medical personnel with tools to diagnose eating disorders and manage their medical complications in an emergency room setting.
After this presentation, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand the pathophysiology of starvation and refeeding
2. Identify eating disorders in the general population
3. Discuss evidence-based and best practice treatments for the medical complications of eating disorders
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