ASSISTING IN PROCEDURE OF BIOPSY
Biopsies are removal of a small piece of tissue for examination under microscope. Such examinations are called hist to pathological examination. The biopsies are called after the name of the tissue to be studied, e.g. bone marrow, liver biopsy etc. The commonest biopsies in a child are the above mentioned biopsies. Let us look at these a bit more in detail. Basically, the nurse's responsibility lies in assisting for the procedures. Once you know how to assist for these procedures, the same principles is applied to any other biopsy.