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Diagnosis and management of patients with pleural effusions

11 June 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pleural effusions occur when fluid accumulates between the visceral and parietal pleura in the chest cavity, preventing the lung from expanding fully during...

Assessment and management of patients with pleural effusions

14 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article provides an overview of the assessment and management of patients with pleural effusions. A pleural effusion is an excessive accumulation of fluid...

Assessment and management of patients with pleural effusions

08 February 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of the assessment and management of patients with pleural effusions. A pleural effusion is an excessive accumulation of fluid...

Indwelling pleural catheter insertion for the management of malignant pleural effusion: exploring patients’ experiences

21 September 2022

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

Malignant pleural effusion is a complication of advanced cancer that causes distressing dyspnoea (breathlessness). An indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) is an option...