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Managing Chest Drainage

Managing Chest Drainage

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Published by: carlalynne on Feb 06, 2010
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Managing Chest Drainag
What you will learn
 Anatomy & physiology of the chest relatingto chest drainage
Mechanics of breathing
Conditions requiring pleural chest drainage
Chest drain basics (3 bottle systems)
Disposable chest drains
Thoracic cavity
This space is defined by:
Sternum anterior 
Thoracic vertebrae posterior 
Ribs lateral
Diaphragm inferior 
―Chest wall‖ composed of 
ribs, sternum, thoracicvertebrae interlaced withintercostal muscle
The diaphragm is the ―floor
of the thoracic cavity

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