foundations, test 2 review
foundations, test 2 review nurs 3370
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Brenna Notetaker on Wednesday February 3, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to nurs 3370 at East Carolina University taught by Dr. Cherry in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 52 views.
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Date Created: 02/03/16
3370 TEST 2 REVIEW Dial on side of dry suction to turn up (usually on 20 sometimes 40) Water seal chamber must be filled to 2cm mark Water seal reestablish negative pressure to reinflate the lungs Closed chest drainage system water seal, suction, collection (don’t always need collection bc cant see air) Date, time, initials Record every 8 hrs unless otherwise indicated, every hr after cardiac surgery If rapidly remove chest tube can drop bp Periodically let pressure come down If pt take deep breath in and out look for fluctuation in water chamber is tidaling NORMAL FINDING, will go away when lung is totally reinflated Always be on the floor/less than level of the chest Continuous bubbling in water seal chamber means leakage Shouldn’t have vigorous bubbling bc will evaporate quickly Normal to see a few bubbles go through the water seal with a pneumothorax, but not continuously Don’t put tape over nipple Check and make sure dressing Listen for breath sounds and if pneumothorax there will be no sounds on the right People hesitant to cough and deep breathe bc it hurts If a chest tube is up really high (23 ICS) it’s being put in to remove air If (47 ICS) there for pus/blood TRACH CARE sterile gloves, saline (not tap water), trach care kit, trach Velcro string closures put on new THEN take off old if you’re alone if they coughed up trach you would put obturator into hole to keep open at bedside should always have a trach that’s the same size and one that’s one size smaller never use peroxide bc it causes degranulation of skin infection use sterile 4x4 saturated with saline to clean limit suction to 5 sec for infants, 1015 sec adults
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