Interventional Radiology (paediatric) checklists

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Objectives

The information below is intended to assist wards in preparing their patients for interventional radiology procedures.

Pre-op requirements for paediatric interventional radiology

Procedure

FBC

Coagulation
screen

Group
and Save

U&Es

Cross match

Pathology/lab
form

Track
form

Supply
tube

Renal/mass biopsy

 

 

Liver biopsy

High risk biopsies- operator's decision

 

PICC line

 

 

 

 

 

Tunnelled CVC
insertion

 

 

 

Sclerotherapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drainage/aspiration

*

 

 

 

Nephrostomy

 

 

 

GJ tube change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Only if no previous coag or 
risk factor for coagulopathy

 

 

 

 

 

Fasting instructions for a morning theatre list
  • No food after 3 am
  • No milk/formula milk or milky drinks after 3 am
  • No breast milk (if applicable) after 5 am
  • Encourage diluting juice or water ONLY up to 6 am
  • On day of admission no fizzy drinks or fresh fruit juice
  • Regular medications with small amount of water
Bloods for paediatric interventional radiology

Procedure

FBC

Coagulation screen

Group and Save

U&Es

Cross match

Renal/mass biopsy

 

Liver biopsy

High risk only- when instructed by operator

PICC line

 

 

 

Tunnelled CVC insertion

 

Sclerotherapy

 

 

 

 

 

Drainage/aspiration

*

 

 

Nephrostomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Only if no previous coag or 
risk factor for coagulopathy

 

 

 

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 01 September 2016

Next review: 01 September 2019

Author(s): Susie Goodwin

Approved By: Clinical Effectiveness