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1

Pleural effusion is the collection of _____ in the pleural space.

Fluid

2

What are thew signs?

Sharp pain on inspiration, SOB, Tachtcardia, decreased breath sounds, high Fowler's position thoracentisis

3

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

Chest tube

4

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

Diuretic

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