Paracentesis Kit + Supplies


Which kit?

Diagnostic Paracentesis

  • Small volume removal can be done with a 22 gauge needle
  • 3 options for supplies
    1. Assemble your own supplies
    2. Arrow Thoracentesis kit
    3. Safe-T-Centesis kit

Therapeutic Paracentesis

  • Large volume removal requiring a large bore catheter
  • Requires a kit that includes a catheter-over-needle
    1. Safe-T-Centesis kit
    2. Arrow Thoracentesis kit

Supply List

Safe-T-Centesis Kit

  1. Consent form
  2.  2 CholraPreps
  3. Sterile gloves
  4. Face mask
  5. Ultrasound
  6. Sterile probe cover
  7. Surgical marker or Sharpie
  8. Vacuum bottles
  9. 2 normal saline flushes

Assemble Your Own Supplies

  1. Consent form
  2. 2 x ChloraPrep
  3. 22 gauge needle
  4. 10ml syringe
  5. 20mg syringe
  6. Sterile urine collection cup
  7. 5ml 1% Lidocaine
  8. Sterile gloves
  9. Face mask
  10. Ultrasound
  11. Surgical marker or Sharpie
  12. Sterile probe cover

Arrow Thoracestesis Kit

  1. Consent form
  2. Sterile gloves
  3. Face mask
  4. Ultrasound
  5. Surgical marker or Sharpie
  6. Vacuum bottles
  7. Sterile probe cover
  8. 2 normal saline flushes

 


Paracentesis Kits

arrow

Arrow Thoracentesis Kit

  • Includes lidocaine
  • Has a larger gauge needle and catheter for large volume paracentesis
    • May improve ascites flow, but the large needle could increase risk of bleeding or ascites leakage

arrow kit

Safe-T-Centesis Kitsafet pic

  • Does not include  lidocaine
  • Smaller needle and catheter
  • Special blunt safety tip may reduce intra-abdominal organ injury

safet kit

 

  • Safe-T-Centesis blunt tip color indicator

tips 1 tip 2


 Next Page