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Care and nursing management of a child with a chest drain

24 December 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Caring for and managing an infant or a child with a chest drain may cause the children’s nurse some anxiety because, although the management is relatively simple,...

How to remove a chest drain

07 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to undertake the removal of a chest drain in a safe, effective and patient-centred manner. This procedure...

Intrapleural chest drainage

05 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Abnormal fluid or air between the pleura results in respiratory distress and can cause death, if untreated. Intrapleural chest drains are used to remove abnormal...

Management of procedural pain in adult patients

08 December 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Procedural pain in adults is not well documented in the literature. This article provides practical advice for healthcare professionals on how to assess and manage...

Nursing care and management of patients with intrapleural drains

27 January 2010

Nursing Standard


Most nurses working in an acute hospital setting will encounter patients with chest drains and underwater seal drainage at some point in their careers. This article...