Nursery Policy and Procedure Manual

Nursery Policy and Procedure Manual

2113 - Chest Tube Insertion

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A chest tube will be inserted by a physician to remove air, fluid or blood from pleural cavity and to
create a negative pressure to facilitate lung expansion (pneumothorax, pleural effusion).

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Per physicians orders, apply a small amount of pressure against the opposite side of the
infants chest as the chest tube is inserted.