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

Drones Deliver AEDs Faster than Ambulances in Out-of Hospital Cardiac Arrests

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

A shock from an automated external defibrillators can save lives in cardiac arrests from ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia if delivered early. Drones might be a solution to get an AED to cardiac arrest victims especially in rural America.

Blood Cultures are Not Recommended for Most Non-Severe Cases of UTI, Cellulitis, or Pneumonia

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

Blood cultures rarely change empiric antibiotic management and can lead to unnecessary increased costs and length of stays for patients admitted for non-severe cases of urinary tract infections, community-acquired pneumonias and cellulitis

Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

Register HERE 21 days before the course to SAVE $150-200 and get TWO complimentary gifts:

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