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Flashcards in Chest Tube Deck (4)
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1

Make sure the drainage set is always

Below the level of the chest

Upright

Tubing is always dependent and drains straight into drainage

2

FOCA

F: Presence of fluctuation
O: Output
C: Color
A: Presence of air leak

3

3 Causes for tidaling or bubbling in the water seal chamber that suddenly ceases?

1. Tubing is kinked
2. Obstruction
3. The pneumo has re-expanded

4

Excessive output

1000ml initially

More than 200ml/hour for 2-4 hours