Q; Which one simple trick while creating Z-track (in paracentesis) may help to avoid ascitic fluid leak post-procedure?
Answer: Creating Z-track with gauze pad
Creation of Z-track to perform paracentesis helps in avoiding ascitic fluid leak post-procedure. It is simple and easy to perform, but the biggest hurdle during creation of Z-track is to have proper traction due to wetness from cleansing solution. Using a gauze pad to pull on the skin for Z-track creation provides good traction - and consequently avoids lingering problem of ascitic fluid leak after paracentesis.