[Answer] The nurse is caring for a patient with a chest tube. The nurse finds that the drainage has suddenly ceased. What is the best nursing action in this situation?A. Milk the tubing immediatelyB. Notify primary health care providerC. Assess the pt for a recent hx of coughingD. Assess the pt for a recent hx of position changing Chapter 31 Thyroid/Antithyroid

Answer: B. Notify the primary health care provider The nurse immediately notifies the primary health care provider because sudden ceasing of drainage can cause accumulation of fluid in the lungs and lead to serious complications. The nurse does not milk the tubing because this may cause trauma or pleural damage. If a large amount of drainage appears suddenly the nurse checks for recent history of coughing or change in position which might kink the tubes. Chapter 5 EDSP500
The nurse is caring for a patient with a chest tube. The nurse finds that the drainage has suddenly ceased. What is the best nursing action in this situation?A. Milk the tubing i…

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