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Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2013 May-Jun;32(3):111-7. doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3182864721.

Chest tubes in the critically ill patient.

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Respiratory Therapy Program, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY 40205, USA. ckane@bellarmine.edu

Abstract

This article is meant as a review for critical care nurses caring for patients with chest tubes. The types of chest tubes, equipment needed, types of chest drainage systems, chest tube placement and setup, nursing care, chest tube removal, and complications will be discussed.

PMID:
23571188
DOI:
10.1097/DCC.0b013e3182864721
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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