NCLEX RN Practice Question # 850

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 850.

 

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CHEST TUBE DRAINAGE SYSTEM

Description

  • The chest tube drainage system returns negative pressure to the intrapleural space.
  • The system is used to remove abnormal accumulations of air and fluids from the pleural space

Drainage collection chamber

  • The drainage collection chamber is located where the chest tube from the client connects to the system.
  • Drainage from the tube drains into and collects in a series of calibrated columns in this chamber.

Water seal chamber:

  • The tip of the tube is underwater, allowing fluid and air to drain from the pleural space and preventing air from entering the pleural space.
  • Water oscillates (moves up as the client inhales and moves down as the client exhales).

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