Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

indicates leak in the chest tube system

excessive bubbling in water seal chamber

indicates there is suction

gentle bubbling in the suction control chamber

absence of bubbling in the suction control chamber is only okay with what?

dry suction system

when do you notify physician about the drainage

if over 70-100 ml/hr or turns bright red or increases suddenly

what do you want in the water seal chamber?

fluctuation of fluid(stops if obstructed, if a dependent loop exists, if the suction is not working properly, or if the lung has re-expanded)
notify if continuous bubbling.. intermittent with pneumothorax

what do you do if chest tube pulled out of chest?

pinch the skin opening together, apply an occlusive sterile dressing, cover the dressing with overlapping pieces of tape and call the physician immediately

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set