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Mastering Paracentesis for Medical Residents
Course Abbreviation
MPMR
Upcoming Class Dates (MM/DD/YYYY)
10/28/2021, 01/06/2022, 02/03/2022, 03/03/2022, 03/31/2022, 04/28/2022, 05/26/2022
Authors
Ruth Preisner M, Gaetan Sgro MD, Hilary Fridman MD, Lawrence Gerber MD
Directors 
Ruth Preisner, Gaetan Sgro 
Administrator 
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About the Course
First year medical residents will participate in an intensive paracentesis simulation session, consisting of on-line material, repetitive practice to mastery, and testing. The on-line material will include:  1) basic anatomy of the abdomen, with emphasis on areas to avoid during the procedure 2) indications and contraindications, 3) components of an informed consent including time out 4) steps of the paracentesis, 5) peritoneal fluid tests and analysis of results, and 6) paracentesis complications.