x-rayTensionPneumo

x-rayTensionPneumo

LargePleuralEffusion

LargePleuralEffusion

x-ray chest tube port outside

x-ray chest tube port outside
pulsparadox2

pulsparadox2

pneumothorax

pneumothorax

hemo-pneumothorax

hemo-pneumothorax

empyema

empyema

Chest Tubes Refresher

Chest Tubes

1- What are chest tubes used for?

2- Where exactly is a chest placed?

3- How does the three-chamber system work?

4- Can suction be bad for the patient?

5- What is the difference between exudate and transudate, and why do we care?

6- What is an effusion?

7- How are effusions treated?

8- When should a chest tube for effusions be removed?

9- What is pleurodesis?

10-  How are malignant effusions treated?

11- What is streptokinase used for when it is given through a chest tube?

12- What is empyema?

13- What exactly is an air leak?

14- How can you tell if the chest tube port is out of the chest?

15- How can this be fixed?

16- Are air leaks good or bad?

17- Would that be a bad situation?

18- What is the black button on top of the pleurevac for?

19- What is tube “stripping”?

20- How could I tell if a patient were developing a tension situation in her chest?

21- What is a pulsus paradoxus?

22- Should you ever clamp a chest tube?

23- What if the chest tube gets pulled out by mistake?

24- What is “water seal”?

25- What is subcutaneous emphysema, and what does it have to do with chest tubes?

cht

Continue Reading Complete Tutorial in PDF


Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.
Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com