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K. Myers, Blogger
Answered: Feb 11, 2019
Water seal drainage system is a closed chest drainage system used to allow air and fluid to escape from the pleural space with each exhalation. Drainage systems are placed to remove the excess...Read More

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Jhoolay
Answered: Jul 12, 2020
Allows filtered atmospheric air into the system to offset a rise in negative pressure

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Jun 28, 2018
The one that will be in charge of providing this is the dial setting located on the suction control of the chamber. The disposable chest drainage system is normally used for draining different...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jul 12, 2020
Cover the opening with a sterile dressing, taped on three sides

If there is an air leak from the lung into the pleural space, the dressing applied to the patients chest should mimic the...Read More

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Jhoolay
Answered: Jul 12, 2020
It allows air to exit the pleural space but prevent air from entering the pleural space through the chest tube

The water seal acts as a one-way valve: it allows air to exit through the...Read More

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B.Lisa
Answered: Feb 26, 2018
If the water in the water seal is allowed to go below the two centimeter line, then the water seal will be lost. This water seal can also be lost if the unit is not stored upright, as is defined...Read More

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Jhoolay
Answered: Jul 12, 2020
Patients may walk around once the nurse disconnects the drain from suction as long as the drain remains below the chest

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Ctichy
Answered: Jul 12, 2020
The potential but small risk of delayed growth with ICS is well balanced by their effectiveness.

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John Smith
Answered: Jul 12, 2020
Bubbling in the water seal has been absent for 24 hours following iatrogenic pneumothorax from CVP placement

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John Smith
Answered: Jul 12, 2020
Evaporation of the water in the water seal chamber below the 2 cm mark.

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Laudyana
Answered: Oct 12, 2017

C.3 - mm ST segment elevation in leads V1 to V4

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C. Marcus, Content Developer
Answered: Sep 27, 2018
When there is need for tubing to be inserted in the chest, the patient will be in a serious condition. The pulmonary surgeon needs to ensure the tube is attached to a special one-way drainage...Read More

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Jhoolay
Answered: Jul 12, 2020
The dial setting on the suction control chamber

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