This session provides the necessary skills to instill confidence in the bedside nurse caring for chest tubes and drains and review some immediate action techniques that will prepare the nurse for any possible unexpected complications.
Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Objectives: • Review the anatomy and physiology of the chest cavity, the mechanics of breathing, and their relationship to chest drainage. • Discuss the indications for chest tube placement. • Identify the "basics" and the various types of chest tubes and drains. • Describe chest tube care, maintenance, and interventions to include immediate actions when necessary.