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Critical Care Exam 1
Chest Tubes: Management and Care
Confirm suction order
Shortness of Breath (SOB)
If tube dislodges from patient, use petroleum gauze taped 3 ways
If drainage system is damaged, place disconnected drainage tube in sterile water
Hypoxia (Early Symptoms)
Dyspnea on Exertion
Decreased Urine Output
Hypoxia (Late Symptoms)
Cool, Clammy Skin
Use of Accessory Muscles
Air Enters Pleural Space
Absent or Restricted Movement on Affected Side
Decreased or Absent Breath Sounds on Affected Side
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