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Flashcards in Pleural Effusion Deck (5)
1

Pleural effusion is the collection of____ in the pleural space.

Fluid

2

What are the 4 signs?

And is confirmed by ?

Sharp pain on inspiration

SOB

tachycardia

Decreased breath sounds


And X-ray needed to confirm

3

What is the treatment?

Find the cause

High Fowlers position

Thoracentesis

Monitor breath sounds

4

After a thoracentesis is performed , what may be needed temporarily?

Chest tube

5

What medication do you give if the fluid it's not a large enough amount to perform a thoracentesis ?

Diuretic

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