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
Hands-On CasesThe 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
Continued Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.