Percutaneous Needle Biopsy: An Overview
The goal of this course is to prepare the nurse with the knowledge to confidently care for and instruct patients undergoing needle biopsy procedures.

Course Publication Date: August 09, 2016

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:PNB070716
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2015.
Learning Objectives
  • List the most common complications associated with percutaneous needle biopsy procedures.
  • Customize standardized “post procedure discharge instruction” sheets for the patient with a chest vent or pneumothorax.
  • Discuss why attempting a biopsy procedure on an uncooperative patient is contraindicated.


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