Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis: Procedure Module

Online Ultrasound Course for Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis: Procedure Module
Ultrasound Simulator for Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis: Procedure Module

Module Overview

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.

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Course Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Regional Anatomy
  • Sonographic Anatomy
  • Procedure Preparation
  • Procedure Steps
  • Technical Tips & Pitfalls
  • Complications
  • Summary



Hands-On Cases

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
*Enjoy 24/7 access to this SonoSim Module for 12 months from date of purchase. Extend your license on an annual basis for a charge of 10% of the original SonoSim Module price.

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