Managing Chest Tubes

Managing Chest Tubes

Identification: MSNN1201
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Available until 02/28/2014
  • 1.00 - CH
  • 0.00 - Rx


Patients requiring chest drainage need specialized equipment and nursing management in order to achieve optimal outcomes. Individuals with chest tubes are commonly admitted to medical-surgical units. This article will review the reasons chest drains are different from other drains, discuss how chest tube collection devices operate, and how to apply these concepts to the care of a patient with a chest tube.

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Expired On: Feb 28, 2014