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Diagnosis and management of patients with pleural effusions

Diagnosis and management of patients with pleural effusions

Diagnosis and management of patients with pleural effusions

Rebecca Myatt
Rebecca Myatt
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 26 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 27 Aug 2018

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Pleural effusions occur when fluid accumulates between the visceral and parietal pleura in the chest cavity, preventing the lung from expanding fully during inspiration. The reduction in lung volume, depression of the diaphragm and reduced chest wall compliance cause dyspnoea, and occasionally pain or cough. Pleural effusion is a complex problem caused by a variety of conditions requiring different treatment depending on the underlying diagnosis. This learning module discusses the causes and treatment of pleural effusions, referencing guidelines produced by the British Thoracic Society.

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Explain the causes, types and symptoms of a pleural effusion and treatment strategies.
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Rebecca Myatt
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Nurse case manager (thoracic surgery), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, England.

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

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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