Idea Exchange: Keep track of body cavity fluid by using a spray bottle

Idea Exchange: Keep track of body cavity fluid by using a spray bottle

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Jul 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

When performing a thoracentesis or abdominocentesis, it is easy to lose track of how many 60-ml syringes of fluid have been removed. To help us keep track, we squirt the body cavity fluid from our syringe directly into an empty 24-oz spray bottle. This bottle has graduated ounce and milliliter marks on it, so we can see how much fluid we have collected when the procedure is complete.

Dr. Robert Nack
Webster Groves, Mo.