Chest drainage tubes (24-72 hours), Biology

Chest Drainage Tubes (24-72 hours)

  1. Continue milking of chest tube hourly. 
  2. Monitor the amount, colour and record on the flow chart. 
  3. Assess dressing for any soakage, any bulging and report immediately and record. 
  4. X-ray chest. 
  5. When chest drainage is less than 50ml/24hours, the chest tubes are removed. The patient is explained about the procedure, an analgesic is administered, encouraged to breath effectively, and the tube is pulled out, while the purse string suture is tightened to prevent air entry into the chest. The wound is properly sealed with adhesive and the patient is made comfortable. A chest x-ray is done after 4 hours to assess the chest for lung expansion and any collection of fluid. 
  6. Encourage ambulation. (In some patients, the serous drainage may continue to drain, then the patient is allowed to ambulate with the chest drainage tubes and as the amount gets reduced, the tube is removed). 
  7. Encourage breathing exercises and give chest physiotherapy and steam inhalation.
Posted Date: 10/30/2012 8:25:36 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Chest drainage tubes (24-72 hours), Assignment Help, Ask Question on Chest drainage tubes (24-72 hours), Get Answer, Expert's Help, Chest drainage tubes (24-72 hours) Discussions

Write discussion on Chest drainage tubes (24-72 hours)
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
As the functions of individual genes become known, the power of this new biology can be used to change organisms in predictable and desirable pathways.  Organisms which have been c

Ion channel-linked receptors will transmitter-gated ion channels or ionotrophic receptors that   are included in the rapid synaptic signaling among electrically excitable cells. No

Explain the pair of chromosomes and Sex Chromosomes? Morgan also noticed that one pair of chromosomes is different in male and female flies, one of the male chromosomes being

GER M LAYER THEORY - Proposed by Pander, studied chick embryo development. Coined the term ectoderm, mesoderm & endoderm.

Zymogen :- an  inactive form of an  enzyme; becomes active prior to its action.

NAILS - Cover terminal segment of fingers & toes. Highly vascular dermis under lying the nail is called nail bed . It gives pinkish colour to nail. The small part

Lentic Ecosystems Lakes are inland, depressions containing standing water. They vary considerably in area and depth. The largest lake in the world, the lake Superior in North

Milkers’ nodules Milkers’ nodules are caused either by cowpox virus, an orthopoxvirus or pseudocowpox virus, a parapoxvirus. These are relatively benign lesions that occur most co


A v i a n leukosis (Sarcoma group of retroviruses) This is a complex of viral diseases caused by an avian retrovirus with various manifestations such as lymphoid leukosis,