Online Education | Management of Ascites Caused by Cirrhosis

Logo of Hepatitis Web Study at UW Continuing Nursing Education.In this case study, you will learn the appropriate use of sodium restriction and diuretic therapy for the management of ascites and the approach to patients with refractory ascites.

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:

  • Discuss appropriate use of sodium restriction and diuretic therapy for the management of ascites.

  • Summarize the approach to patients with refractory ascites.

Additional Information

Format: 
Reading
Topics: 
  • Appropriate use of sodium restriction and diuretic therapy for the management of ascites.

  • Approach to patients with refractory ascites.

 

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 0.50 Contact hours
  • 0.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
01/01/2013
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
  • 0.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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