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Abdominal Paracentesis

Abdominal Paracentesis

Abdominal Paracentesis

Hao Ern Tan and William Peat
Hao Ern Tan and William Peat
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Launch date: 08 May 2018
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Last updated: 22 May 2018

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This session describes the common causes for ascites and the procedure for obtaining a diagnostic sample.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• List the common causes of ascites
• Recognize the indications and contraindications for diagnostic paracentesis
• Describe the procedure for obtaining an ascitic fluid sample
• Explain the common investigations for ascitic fluid
• Recognize the potential complications of paracentesis
Hao Ern Tan and William Peat

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Hao Ern Tan and William Peat
on behalf of Health Education England

Hao Ern Tan -
Fellow in Perioperative Medicine, Harrogate District Hospital

Hao Ern studied at the University of Leeds and has done all his postgraduate training in Yorkshire and Humber.

He is a final year trainee in anaesthesia with an interest in perioperative medicine.

Will Peat -
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Harrogate Hospital

Will graduated from Leicester University in 1999.

He has worked as an anaesthetic trainee in the South West and Yorkshire. He was appointed as a consultant in Harrogate in 2012.

He has an interest in difficult airway management and regional anaesthetics.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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