Assessment and management of patients with pleural effusions
Liz Allibone Nurse teacher, Department of Nursing Development and Quality, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
This article provides an overview of the assessment and management of patients with pleural effusions. A pleural effusion is an excessive accumulation of fluid between the layers of the pleura and is a common problem caused by a variety of mechanisms and diseases.
Nursing Standard. 20, 22, 55-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.02.20.22.55.c4064Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review