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

Risks for Post-Dural Puncture Headaches after Lumbar Puncture

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP

Patients' being in a seated position during the procedure showed a trend to increased frequency of headaches both immediately and 24 hours after puncture. Also, removal of CSF volumes above 30 mL increased the risk of immediate post-procedure headaches.

Steroids in COPD Exacerbation - No Role for High-Dose Steroids

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP

Compared with high-dose steroids, low-dose steroids was associated with shorter ICU and hospital lengths of stay, lower hospital costs, and shorter duration of mechanical ventilation. Low-dose patients were less likely to require insulin therapy or develop fungal infections.

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Sept. 12, 2015 - 21 CME Credits

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Sept. 13, 2015 - 21 CME Credits

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November 8, 2015 - 21 CME Credits

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