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Drainage Tube Management

  • Michael S. Lagnese
  • John M. Travaline
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Abstract

After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Know the most common indications for various drainage tubes used in the management of critically ill patients. Know the methods of insertion of various drainage tubes and how to maintain their proper function. Recognize the potential complications associated with drainage tubes used in critical care.

Keywords

Chest Tube Drainage Tube Urinary Catheter Pleural Space Pleural Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Lagnese
    • 1
  • John M. Travaline
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineChestnut Hill Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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