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Practical procedures 

Practical procedures
Practical procedures

Ian B. Wilkinson

, Tim Raine

, Kate Wiles

, Anna Goodhart

, Catriona Hall

, and Harriet O’Neill

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date: 20 July 2019

This chapter presents practical procedures, including nasogastric tubes, placing IV cannulae, cutting down on to a vein, catheterizing bladders, draining ascites, diagnostic aspiration of a pleural effusion, abdominal paracentesis, inserting a chest drain, relieving a tension pneumothorax, aspiration of a pneumothorax, lumbar puncture (LP), cardioversion/defibrillation, arterial blood gas sampling, emergency airway management, central venous cannulation, internal jugular catheterization, and inserting a temporary cardiac pacemaker.

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