BLEED Classification

A system used to stratify ER patients with GI bleeds into high or low risk of complications, and their need to be admitted to the ICU
BLEED is a mnemonic for the variables used to predict outcome:
• BLeeding—ongoing low systolic BP
• Elevated prothrombin time
• Erratic mental status
• Disease—unstable comorbid disease; in retrospective studies, patients meeting one or more BLEED criteria were classified as high-risk and were found to have had a increased incidence of complications
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