Paracentesis (ascitic tap)…

Paracentesis is usually done in a lateral decubitus position (or supine, for large volumes). The level of the ascites fluid is percussed and a needle is inserted in either in the midline(2-3 cm below umbilicus) or lateral lower quadrant (lateral to rectus abdominus muscle, 2-4 cm superomedial to anterior superior iliac spine). This positioning prevents […]

How To Use Continuous Wall Suction for Paracentesis

  Recommended limits for total fluid removal vary depending on the source, but the consensus among guidelines is 5–6 liters without the need for volume expanders to lessen chances of major complications.  

Using wall suction to drain that ascites

Recommended limits for total fluid removal vary depending on the source, but the consensus among guidelines is 5–6 liters without the need for volume expanders to lessen chances of major complications.

Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation

Join Our Newsletter

Please complete this form to create an account, receive email updates and much more.
Contact Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
Facility or Organisation *
Designation or Occupation *
County or City *
Country *
Mobile number 
*
*Required Fields
I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. It is our responsibility to protect your privacy and we guarantee that your data will be completely confidential.
Strengthening emergency healthcare systems in Kenya to save lives.