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Diagnostic Test

NURS 20030 Fall 2012

Diagnostic Test
What is Abdominal Paracentesis? Def: Fluid accumulates around the structures in abdomen, so a needle is used to remove a sample of fluid or drain fluid that has accumulated. Anesthesia: Local Time: 10 to 15 minutes Location: Normally in doctors office
Reasons to have an Abdominal Paracentesis? Bleeding Infection Disease of organs, such as liver Fluid maked breathing difficult Fluid causes pain
Possible Complications of Abdominal Paracentesis? Bleeding Infection Accidental piercing of structures in the abdomen
Factors that increase risk of complications with Abdominal Paracentesis? Smoking Bleeding Disorders Poor Nutrition Pregnancy Full Bladder Infection in the area where procedure will be done
Test Patient will have before Abdominal Paracentesis? Physical Exam Blood Tests X Ray CT Scan Ultrasound MRI Scan
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