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Managing ascites in patients with chronic liver disease

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  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
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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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Danielle Fullwood, Lecturer practitioner for hepatology, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Anan Purushothaman, Practice development nurse, Liver Intensive Care Unit, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.


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