Chest tube assessment and care

PNEUMOTHORAX – partial / or complete collapse of lungs due to entry or air in pleural space. Types: Spontaneous pneumothorax – entry of air in pleural space without obvious cause. eg. Rupture...

Student Nurse Skills Virtual Unit CDU Part 1: Investigate Chest Tubes

Student Nurse Skills Virtual Unit CDU Part 1: Investigate Chest Tubes

Picture of Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax). Tracheal shift from midline is the first sign of a tension pneumothorax

Picture of Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax). Tracheal shift from midline is the first sign of a tension pneumothorax

Chest Tube Drainage: Very helpful article that explains the basic nursing role. Citation: Coughlin, A. M., & Parchinsky, C. (2006). Go with the flow of chest tube therapy. Nursing, 36(3), 36-41. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/CEArticle?an=00152193-200603000-00035&Journal_ID=54016&Issue_ID=633384 #JournalArticle #Nursing #NursingResearch #ChestTube

Chest Tube Drainage: Very helpful article that explains the basic nursing role. Citation: Coughlin, A. M., & Parchinsky, C. (2006). Go with the flow of chest tube therapy. Nursing, 36(3), 36-41. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/CEArticle?an=00152193-200603000-00035&Journal_ID=54016&Issue_ID=633384 #JournalArticle #Nursing #NursingResearch #ChestTube

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