Do nothing, because this is an expected finding.
Immediately clamp the chest tube and notify the physician.
Check for an air leak because the bubbling should be intermittent.
Increase the suction pressure so that bubbling becomes vigorous
Inform the physician.
Continue to monitor the client.
Reinforce the occlusive dressing
Encourage the client to deep-breathe
Call the physician.
Place the tube in a bottle of sterile water.
Immediately replace the chest tube system
Place the sterile dressing over the disconnection site.
Stay very still.
Inhale and exhale quickly.
Perform the Valsalva maneuver
Occasional pink-tinged sputum
A few basilar lung crackles on the right
Respiratory rate of 24 breaths/min
A low respiratory
Diminished breathe sounds
The presence of a barrel chest
A sucking sound at the site of injury
Call the physician to reinsert the tube.
Grasp the retention sutures to spread the opening
Call the respiratory therapy department to reinsert the tracheotomy.
Cover the tracheostomy site with a sterile dressing to prevent infection.