Paracentesis in Chronic Liver Disease


The 7 page guideline below is developed by the Hepatology Department at SCGH and provides hospital specific guidance to medical staff and nursing staff involved in performing a diagnostic or therapeuatic paracentesis in patients with chronic liver disease.

Click the image below to go to the link on the CHIPS website or Here is the 11/2013 pdf version



Date implemented – 11/2013
Review date – 11/2016
Authors – Dr R Mac Nicholas Hepatologist, SRN Sarah Byrne G63 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dr S Slatyer CNR


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