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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. 



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

This question is part of Board Exam Nursing Test III NLE (Practice Mode)
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Apr 22, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 18, 2017

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
 

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