Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis: Procedure Module
This Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis: Procedure Module teaches the basic principles of how to perform an ultrasound-guided paracentesis. The course explores the use of ultrasound to detect ascites, regional anatomy, clinical indications for performing paracentesis, procedural complications, and procedural steps for performing ultrasound-guided paracentesis.
In-module questions and a final mastery test assess didactic knowledge. The patented SonoSimulator® helps to develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform ultrasound-guided paracentesis.
- Regional Anatomy
- Sonographic Anatomy
- Procedure Preparation
- Procedure Steps
- Technical Tips & Pitfalls
The SonoSimulator helps develop and maintain the critical psychomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to performing ultrasound-guided paracentesis. You will learn how to perform paracentesis in a convenient and risk-free setting.
- 10 real-patient based cases including:
- Small-volume ascites cases
- Moderate-volume ascites cases
- Large-volume ascites cases
- Male and female patients with variable body habitus
- Multiple diagnostic imaging windows
- In-plane & out-of-plane needle guidance
- Curvilinear and linear-array transducers
- Color-flow Doppler screening of overlying abdominal wall
Knowledge Assessment with Performance Tracking
- 16 interspersed questions and answers with real-time feedback
- 20-question mastery test