IMAGINGProper Placement of Tubes on Chest RadiographsRamponi, Denise R. DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAEN, FAANP, CEN; Callahan, Allison MPAS, PA-C, EM-CAQEditor(s): Ramponi, Denise R. DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAEN, FAANP, CEN, Column Editor Author Information School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania (Dr Ramponi); Heritage Valley Health System Convenient Care Clinics, Sewickley, Pennsylvania (Dr Ramponi); and Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver, Pennsylvania (Ms Callahan). Corresponding Author: Allison Callahan, MPAS, PA-C, EM-CAQ, Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver Campus, 1000 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15009 ([email protected]). Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: July/September 2020 - Volume 42 - Issue 3 - p 170-175 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000308 Buy CE Test Metrics Abstract A variety of tubes are placed by the advanced practice provider including endotracheal tubes, nasogastric tubes, feeding tubes, and chest tubes. Recognizing the proper placement of these tubes is critical to prevent complications and allow for intended use including ventilation, nasogastric drainage, providing enteral nutrition, and drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. The advanced practice provider must be aware of the anatomical landmarks that help indicate correct positioning for safe use and proper functioning of these tubes. This article will discuss how to assess for proper placement of endotracheal, nasogastric, and chest tubes. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.