Drainage Tube Management

  • Michael S. Lagnese
  • John M. Travaline


This chapter describes mangement of the more commonly used drainage tube systems in the critical care setting.


Nasogastric Tube Chest Tube Pleural Space Gastric Lavage Pleural Pressure 
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  • Michael S. Lagnese
  • John M. Travaline

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