North Texas GME Research Forum 2023



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North Texas


Medical City Weatherford


Internal Medicine

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chronic liver disease, blood testing, quality improvement


Digestive System Diseases | Internal Medicine | Pathology | Quality Improvement | Therapeutics


Initiative to decrease unnecessary hemostatic agent transfusion in cirrhotic patients undergoing paracentesis: a resident-led approach quality improvement project to prevent transfusion overuse. Currently, there is no official guideline placed in the hospital for the administration of a hemostatic agent such as fresh frozen plasma in the setting of an elevated international normalized ratio, which paradoxically is an anticipated finding in cirrhotic patients. This process leads to unnecessarily prolonging the duration of the hospital course due to delays in performing the interventional procedures and interruptions in scheduling. The goal of this project is to educate and provide physicians with the most recent guidelines for managing bleeding risks with periprocedural procedures.

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HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education

Monitoring Concordance in the Management of Transfusing Blood Components in Cirrhotic Patients for Paracentesis with Evidence-Based Guidelines



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