In progress

Objectives

  1. Understand the functions of the 3 chambers of the chest tube device
  2. Understand water seal and why the device must always be upright
  3. Know what to look for on rounds
  4. Know how to troubleshoot an air leak

Resources Used:

https://www.the-hospitalist.org/hospitalist/article/121953/what-should-hospitalists-know-about-surgical-tubes-and-drains

https://derangedphysiology.com/main/required-reading/equipment-and-procedures/Chapter%20262/underwater-seal-chest-drain-system

https://www.derangedphysiology.com/files/CHEST%20DRAIN%20SYSTEMS.pdf