Which of the following is the best rationale for this?
The nurse is going to replace the Pleur-O-Vac attached to the client with a small, persistent left upper lobe pneumothorax with a Heimlich Flutter Valve.Â
1. Promote air and pleural drainage B. Prevent kinking of the tube C. Eliminate the need for a dressing D. Eliminate the need for a water-seal drainage
The Heimlich flutter valve has a one-way valve that allows air and fluid to drain. Underwater seal drainage is not necessary. This can be connected to a drainage bag for the patients mobility. The absence of a long drainage tubing and the presence of a one-way valve promote effective therapy