In the emergency room to meet the 1hr deadline for antibiotic tx. to treat sepsis , can PD fluid be aspirated under strict sterile technique with syringe on a patient who does not have dialysate dwelling. a

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ann W, Nurse from boston asked
In the emergency room to meet the 1hr deadline for antibiotic tx. to treat sepsis , can PD fluid be aspirated under strict sterile technique with syringe on a patient who does not have dialysate dwelling. a

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I suppose you mean direct puncture and aspiration of effluent through the abodminal wall for cutlure. It cares certain risk of puncure injury like bleeding, If we can wait for a little longer, we can have the drained effluent for easy collection of PDF for cellcount and culture,

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