Picmonic NCLEX® Question of the Day

The nurse is caring for a 20-year-old male who was involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered a pneumothorax. The patient had a chest tube placed 24 hours ago. While assessing the patient, the nurse notes intermittent bubbling in the water seal chamber. Which of the following is the nurse's first priority?

Call the physician.
Notify the charge nurse.
Note the finding in the chart.
Raise the head of the bed to 90 degrees.
Place patient in Trendelenburg position.

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