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Fluctuation in pleurivac will stop when

lungs has re-expanded

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Excessive bubbling in pleurivac

air leak

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removal of pleurivac

valsalva

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Sx pulmonary embolism

dim Po2, fever, high WBC, hypoxemia, pulmonary hypertension which can lead to right side heart failure, hemoptysis, shortness of breath, cough, aug RR, aug pls

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scan that helps dx pulm embolism

VQ scan

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sx hemothorax

subi air, respiratory distress

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sx pneumothorax

sc air, pleuritic pain, aug RR

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sx tension pneumothorax

subc air, absence of breath sounds on one side, asymmetry of thorax, resp distress. aug p= compresses vessels= dim RV= dim CO= death

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trx tension pneumothorax

large bore needle in 2nd lcs to allow excess air to escape

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Sternum fracture sx

tenderness, crepitus, shallow resp= resp acidosis

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trx sternum fracture

ventilator with peep, non narco analg

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PEEP/CPAP: check

billet breath sounds every hour

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flail chest

multiple ribs are broken

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sx flail chest

paradoxical chest wall mouvement

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trx flail chest

stabilize, intubate, +P ventilation