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STOPPING THINGS WE DO FOR NO REASON: REDUCING UNNECESSARY NPO ORDERS PRIOR TO THORACENTESIS AND PARACENTESIS

Background: Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis and paracentesis are frequently performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic indications. While the risk of aspiration is low, our institution has historically required patients to be fasting for 4 hours prior to [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:16:21+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on STOPPING THINGS WE DO FOR NO REASON: REDUCING UNNECESSARY NPO ORDERS PRIOR TO THORACENTESIS AND PARACENTESIS