Conditions for a percutaneous procedure

What five conditions must be satisfied before a percutaneous procedure can be performed?

• The patient or patient representative must provide written, informed consent for the procedure, intravenous conscious sedation (if applicable), and potential administration of blood or blood products.

• Code status during the procedure and postprocedural recovery period must be determined if the patient has do not attempt resuscitation orders.

• The patient’s coagulation profile must be determined and any coagulopathies corrected.

• The patient must be fasting if conscious sedation will be used during the procedure. Exact times vary depending on institutional protocols and guidelines. Typical guidelines are fasting for at least 2 hours for “clear” liquids and at least 6 hours for “solids” or food.

• Appropriate antibiotic coverage must be administered if there is any possibility that the lesion or fluid collection is infected.


Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information

Scroll to Top