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Chest drainage

Chris Carter Intensive care nursing officer, The British Army, and at the time of writing worked at 16 Medical Regiment

A CPD article reinforced Chris Carter’s knowledge of the care required for a patient with an intrapleural chest drain

As an intensive care nurse with experience of caring for critically ill patients in the UK and on deployed operations overseas, I found the CPD article useful in reviewing the pathophysiology of a pneumothorax, use of intrapleural chest drains, observations that should be recorded, and nursing care and management of a patient with an intrapleural chest drain. Reflecting on the time out activities in the CPD article was valuable.

Nursing Standard. 28, 45, 61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.45.61.s50

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