Common Procedures in the Intensive Care Unit: Thoracentesis, Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Pericardiocentesis
After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Know the general methods of aseptic and local anesthesia techniques in most common ICU procedures. Know the most important indications and contraindications for thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, and pericardiocentesis. Know how to diagnose and treat complications associated with the described procedures. Know the common methods of performing thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, and pericardiocentesis.
KeywordsLumbar Puncture Ascitic Fluid Pleural Fluid Pleural Space Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
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