This learning module discusses the pathophysiology of ascites, a complication associated with long-term liver disease. The diagnosis and grading of ascites and assessment of patients with the condition are explored. In addition, the nursing and medical management of ascites is discussed, and recommendations for interdisciplinary working and education are suggested.
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This learning module for nurses focuses on the assessment and management of ascites in patients with chronic liver disease.
After reading this module and completing the time out activities you should be able to:
This module is broken down into the following sections:
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