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Go with the flow of chest tube therapy

COUGHLIN, ARLENE M. RN, MSN; PARCHINSKY, CAROLYN RN, MA

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Abstract

Commonly used to remove air or fluid from the pleural space, chest tubes also can administer therapy. Here's what you need to know to care for a patient who has one.

In Brief

Learn the ins and outs of chest tubes inserted to drain fluid, release air, or administer therapy.

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