Posted: January 31st, 2018
Paracentesis : 5 Important Tips to Note
You’re caring for Jane, a 57 y.o. patient with liver cirrhosis who developed ascites and requires paracentesis. Before her paracentesis, you instruct her to:
1. Empty her bladder.
2. Lie supine in bed.
3. Remain NPO for 4 hours.
4. Clean her bowels with an enema.