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

Antimicrobial Stewardship Recommends Shorter Duration of Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

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

Many physicians prescribe antibiotics for a much longer duration than guideline recommendations to treat community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP).

Misdiagnosed Cellulitis Increases Unnecessary Hospital Admissions and Antibiotic Use

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

In this retrospective study, 30% of patients hospitalized and treated for cellulitis were misdiagnosed.

When to Stop CPR for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?

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

This study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) showed that resuscitation efforts should continue and patients should be transported to the hospital if there is ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation), a shock has been delivered, or if EMS witnessed the arrest.

Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

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  1. A 2 GB memory stick preloaded with all course lectures and procedure articles
  2. Tarascon Medical Procedures Pocketbook

12 Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course Washington DC June 24-25 Weekend
$2645.00

12 Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course Washington DC June 24-25 Weekend

Washington DC June 24-25 Weekend - 31.5 CME credits

18 Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course San Antonio November 11-12 Weekend
$2645.00

18 Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course San Antonio November 11-12 Weekend

San Antonio - Nov 11-12 Weekend - 31.5 CME credits