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Intrapleural chest drainage: pathophysiology, treatment and nursing care

Intrapleural chest drainage: pathophysiology, treatment and nursing care

Intrapleural chest drainage: pathophysiology, treatment and nursing care

Philip Woodrow
Philip Woodrow
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 29 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 13 Sep 2018

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Description

Abnormal fluid or air between the pleura results in respiratory distress and can cause death, if untreated. Intrapleural chest drains are used to remove abnormal accumulations of fluid or air. Caring for patients with intrapleural chest drains requires knowledge and skill to ensure patient safety. This learning module describes the pathophysiology, treatment and nursing care of patients who require intrapleural chest drains.

Objectives

After reading this module you should be able to:
Describe the pathophysiology of a pneumothorax.
Explain how intrapleural chest drains work.
Outline the observations that nurses should record in relation to intrapleural chest drains.
Describe the nursing care and management of patients with intrapleural chest drains.
Develop a care plan for a patient with an intrapleural chest drain.
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Philip Woodrow
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Philip Woodrow, Practice development nurse, Critical care, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, Kent.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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