What education about paracentesis should a patient receive prior to giving informed consent?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, MBBS, MS, PhD, FRCS, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS  more...
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Explain the procedure, benefits, risks, complications, and alternative options to the patient or the patient's representative, and obtain signed informed consent.


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