Paracentesis Course

Paracentesis is a procedure to aspirate ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity. A diagnostic paracentesis can be performed for to determine the etiology of ascites or a therapeutic paracentesis can be performed for symptomatic ascites.  The paracentesis course uses advanced ultrasound-compatible simulators and Caldwell needles to train clinicians how to perform an ultrasound-guided paracentesis.  This course also covers ascitic fluid analysis, the management of refractory ascites, diuretic-resistant ascites, and how to manage paracentesis complications.

Our paracentesis training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.

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Paracentesis Course

Paracentesis Lab Photos

Paracentesis Video

Paracentesis Video

 

Paracentesis Course trains students in:

 

  • Indications for a paracentesis
  • Contraindications for a paracentesis
  • Complications of a paracentesis
  • Equipment for a paracentesis
  • Proper positioning and technique for a paracentesis
  • Ultrasound-guided paracentesis
  • Paracentesis troubleshooting
  • Ascitic fluid analysis
  • Coding for a paracentesis

Paracentesis Photos

Paracentesis Reference Card

Paracentesis Reference Card

Paracentesis Reference Card

Paracentesis Blogs

CT Alone Can Clear the Cervical Spine in Intoxicated Patients with a Normal Neurological Exam

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Modern CT scans of the cervical spine alone is sufficient to rule out significant C-spine injury in patients without focal neurological deficits, even when they are intoxicated.

Why are Patients with Cirrhosis Readmitted to the Hospital?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Top causes for hospital readmission in patients with cirrhosis were acute complications of cirrhosis (especially hepatic encephalopathy), substance abuse, and cancer complications.

When Should You Obtain Neuroimaging in Infants for Possible Abusive Head Trauma?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Abusive head trauma (AHT) is difficult to diagnose because history is unreliable and physical exam findings are insensitive. Now a new Pittsburgh Infant Brain Injury Score has been validated to help determine which infants should undergo neuroimaging for possible AHT.

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