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

Chronic corticosteroid use increases the risk of some infections

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

This large cohort study documents the degree to which chronic corticosteroids increase certain types of infections

The Risk that Chest Pain Represents Acute Coronary Syndrome

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

Chest pain is a leading cause of ED admissions and hospital admissions. This meta-analysis isolates certain risk factors and prognostic scoring systems that are best at predicting whether chest pain represents ACS

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Is Associated with Serious Postoperative Respiratory Complications

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

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is associated with a high incidence of postoperative respiratory failure. OHS is often detected by preoperative hypercapnia in obese patients.

Lower Oxygen Saturation Goals Are Safe in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

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

This study randomized 104 ventilated patients into two arms: a conservative strategy arm with a goal peripheral oxygen saturation of 88%–92% and a liberal strategy with a goal peripheral oxygen saturation of >95%.

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