Acute Diverticulitis admission

Typically, the patient presents to the ER with Left Lower Quadrant abdominal pain.

ER:

Routine Labs

CT Abdomen/Pelvis

IV Fluids

Blood Cultures

First dose of antibiotics- Ciprofloxacin 400mgIV and Flagyl 500mg IV

Surgery Consult for any signs of bowel perforation

NG tube if needed rarely

NPO

Hospitalist:

Continue IV Fluids, IV antibiotics

NPO

GI evaluation-out patient Colonoscopy in 4-6weeks

Restart Clear Liquid diet and advance as tolerated

Surgery Consult for Recurrent Episodes for possible colectomy