Online Education | Evaluation of New Onset Ascites in a Patient with Chronic Hepatitis C

Logo of Hepatitis Web Study at UW Continuing Nursing Education.In this case study, you will learn the steps required to perform diagnostic paracentesis and initial tests to order when performing a diagnostic paracentesis.

Hepatitis Web Study is co-provided by the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Target Audience

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals across all settings

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the appropriate steps required to perform diagnostic paracentesis.

  • List the appropriate initial tests to order when performing a diagnostic paracentesis.

Additional Information

Format: 
Reading
Topics: 
  • Steps required to perform diagnostic paracentesis.

  • Initial tests to order when performing a diagnostic paracentesis.

 

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 0.50 Contact hours
Available: 
06/24/2012
Expires: 
06/24/2016

Atif Zaman, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Section Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Director of Clinical Hepatology, Oregon Health & Science University

Available Credit

  • 0.50 Contact hours
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