Tech-Special Procedures (Thoracocentesis)
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Placing a needle or catheter into thoracic cavity in order to remove fluid or air
Indications for thoracocentesis:PPHPC
- pleural effusion
Which indication can be from trauma or a bolla and is common in huskies?
Is a thoracocentesis considered a surgical procedure?
What types of catheters are used in thorcocentesis?
IV _ _ is needed
a # _ blade is used to create the initial hole
What is used as a local anesthetic?
What tubes and collection containers are needed?ECCS
- EDTA tubes
- clot tubes
- culture tubes
- sterile bowl to collect fluid
Additional materials needed for the thoracocentesis include:S3SCAA
- sterile gloves
- 3 way stop cock
- antiseptic scrub
- antiseptic solution
3 considerations for catheter sizing:PVG
- patient comfort
- viscosity of fluid
- aseptic technique
Where to poke is you are looking to draw air
Where to poke if you are looking to draw fluids
The chest tab should be done cranially between what ribs?
6 and 8
Why is the needle pushed in along the cranial aspect of a rib as opposed to caudal?
The caudal side has nerves and vessels
A diagnostic tap is done is what patients?
stable just to get enough fluid for a sample
A therapeutic tap is done in what patients?
What is the thoracocentesis is nonproductive?
redirect the needle or pull out
What two situations do you stop pulling?
- when negative pressure is reached
- when patient condition has improved
What determines the endpoint?
What are some possible complications?WSVHS
- wrong organ puncture
- secondary pnuemothorax
- vessel puncture
- secondary hemothorax
- pulse ox check spo2 q 4hrs
- auscultate lungs
- resp rate and effort
What would you like to do?
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