Assessing and Managing Decompensations of Cirrhosis in the Inpatient Setting

Decompensated cirrhosis is a common reason for hospital admissions. These patients typically have complex medical needs and are at high risk of in-hospital death. Join us to hear Dr. Sandra Rodriguez discuss the current practice guidelines in the diagnosis, management and treatment of cirrhosis and the complications associated with disease progression.    

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, House Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and all other interested healthcare providers. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the etiology and management of cirrhosis and its complications, including variceal bleeding, ascites and hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic criteria to identify hepatic encephalopathy. 
  • Apply the current practice guidelines to properly recognize and treat hepatorenal syndrome and to manage acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver. (2018). EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Journal of hepatology, 69(2), 406-460.
  • Jakab, S. S., & Garcia-Tsao, G. (2019). Screening and surveillance of varices in patients with cirrhosis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 17(1), 26-29.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
06/01/2021
Course expires: 
03/31/2023

Sandra Rodriguez, M.D.
Gastroenterologist
Homestead and Mariners Hospitals
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health South Florida

Sandra Rodriguez, M.D., faculty of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that her presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

*Ineligible Companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Please login or register to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

PC/Mac Users
PC/Mac Users

This site is supported on the most recent stable releases of the following browsers:

Click Here to Download Google Chrome
Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge
Safari
Safari
Moxilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer

Attention: Internet Explorer Users
This site offers limited support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). When using IE11, you will be prompted to download course videos instead of viewing them in the browser. After the course video downloads, the recordings will play.

Mobile Users
Mobile Users

This site is supported on the following mobile devices:

  • Apple iOS mobile devices running iOS 10 or later
  • Android mobile devices running Android 4.4 or later, with the latest release of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
Technical Support
Technical Support

If you are experiencing technical difficulties or have received an error message, please send an email to CME@baptisthealth.net and include a print screen of the error message, your browser name and version, username and URL where the error occurred. You can expect a response within 48 hours.