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This is an invasive procedure. Make sure the client has ____ ____

Informed consent


This procedure collects fluid from where?

Peritoneal cavity of abdomen


What to do before procedure?

Measure abdomen, weigh, and take vital signs. Have client void to empty bladder.


What position should the client be in during this procedure?

Sitting on edge of bed


What do you do after the procedure?

Monitor vital signs, measure fluid collected, apply sterile dressing to insertion site, and monitor bleeding.
Make sure urine is not bloody

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