Nursing implications to consider with Paracentesis


  1. Nursing implications to consider with paracentesis include:
No iron for 1 week prior, Bowel prep: Go-Lytely+ Fleets enema+ clear liquids, NPO 6-8 hours before test,

Cleansing enema day of test

IV sedation, Throat anesthetized, NPO 8-12 hours before
Void before procedure,  Measure abdominal girth post procedure
NPO 8-12 hours before, No smoking, CI in pregnancy, May take up to 5 hours for test

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