Respiratory

  1. Three chambers of chest tube drainage unit
    • Drainage collection chamber
    • Water seal chamber
    • Suction control chamber
  2. Drainage collection chamber
    Chest tube connects to 6ft connection tube that leads to drainage collection chamber
  3. Water seal chamber
    Purpose is to promote one-way flow out of pleural space which will prevent air from moving back up into chest.

    • May see bubbling when client coughs, sneezes, or exhales.
    • Will see slight rise and fall with breathing - called tidaling and is normal. If tidaling stops, usually means lung has re-expanded.
Author
Anonymous
ID
331861
Card Set
Respiratory
Description
respiratory
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