Chest tube drainage is a used to restore pulmonary pressure to the pleural cavity. It is performed by a provider, usually a physician. Nurses assist the physician and then provide care for the drainage system. Article citation: Rushing, J. (2007). CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS: Managing a water-seal chest drainage unit. Nursing, 37(12), 12. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/JournalArticle?Article_ID=757349&Journal_ID=54016&Issue_ID=757324

Chest tube drainage is a used to restore pulmonary pressure to the pleural cavity. It is performed by a provider, usually a physician. Nurses assist the physician and then provide care for the drainage system. Article citation: Rushing, J. (2007). CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS: Managing a water-seal chest drainage unit. Nursing, 37(12), 12. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/JournalArticle?Article_ID=757349&Journal_ID=54016&Issue_ID=757324

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2. pleural effusion and chest drain tube vvi by Ram Sharan Mehta, Ph.D. via slideshare

2. pleural effusion and chest drain tube vvi by Ram Sharan Mehta, Ph.D. via slideshare

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CLICK ON THE PICTURE & IT WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE LINK FOR THE DETAILED  DESCRIPTION OF CHEST TUBES, VERY HELPFUL!!!! At my nursing school we literally had a 5 minute lecture on chest tubes & probably less than that over mechanical ventilation smdh http://allnurses.com/nursing-student-assistance/need-chest-tube-177571.html

CLICK ON THE PICTURE & IT WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE LINK FOR THE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF CHEST TUBES, VERY HELPFUL!!!! At my nursing school we literally had a 5 minute lecture on chest tubes & probably less than that over mechanical ventilation smdh http://allnurses.com/nursing-student-assistance/need-chest-tube-177571.html

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