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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 start from scratch[clears the canvas] Chest Tube Placement Procedure During chest tube placement, a thin plastic tube isinserted into the pleural space - area between the chest wall and lungs - and may be attached to a suction device to remove excess fluid or air. An x-ray is used to check the placement of the tube and show that excess fluid or air has been drained from the chest. Diseases in which this Procedure would be Used The following diseases/disorders require the use ofChest Tube Placement:- Pneumonia- Cancer - Collapsed Lung- Air Leak from Lung- Build-up of Blood/Fluid- Chest Surgery- Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)- Infection Equipment The equipment required to perform the procedure include:- Chest Tube (Similar to a Catheter)- Guidance of a Computed Tomography (CT)- Ultrasound or Fluoroscope- X-Rays- Intravenous Line Pre and Post Patient Care Pre-Patient Care: Inform your doctor of any medicationsor health changes before the surgery date. Post-Patient Care:If you go home with the chest tube:change positions while lying down, exercise if possible, keep skin around insertion clean and dry, and take required medications. If drainage is unusual or you feeldiscomfort, contact your doctor. Complications/Risks Expected Outcome Chest Tube Placement should:- Reduce Chest Pain- Reduce Shortness of Breath- Relieve Symptoms Caused by Fluid-Build-Up- Treat infection/bleeding in lungs By Lalaine Lou Rifol Garcia Purpose: Drain fluid, blood, or air from the space around the lungs. There are many risks that can occur during chest tube placement. Discomfort can occur as a result of a chest tube being inserted, a blood vessel could accidentally be cut, or bacteria can enter around the tube causing an infection. Some of the other risks include shortness of breath. asthma, injury to the other lung, ordeath.
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