Chicago Trauma

Friday, November 18, 2005

Chest Tube Removal Protocol

How long should a patient be on wall suction?

Can you put a chest tube to water seal any with an air leak?

Do you pull the chest tube on inspiration or expiration?

How long do you wait after the chest tube is removed to get a cxr? Do you need to get this cxr?

What's the criteria to pull the chest tube less than 100 cc in 24 hours less than 150 cc in 24 hours, etc?



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