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What should the nurse plan to do if she is caring for a male client with a chest tube and if the chest drainage system is accidentally disconnected?
A. Place the end of the chest tube in a container of sterile saline.
B. Apply an occlusive dressing and notify the physician.
C. Clamp the chest tube immediately.
D. Secure the chest tube with tape.

Asked by Dunstano, Last updated: Jun 29, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Mar 28, 2017

Place the end of the chest tube in a container of sterile saline.-if a chest drainnage systemis disconnected, the nurse may place the end of the chest tube in a container of sterile saline or water to prevent air from entering the chest tube, thereby preventing negative respiratory pressure. The nurse should apply an occlusive dressing if the chest tube is pulled out not if the system is disconnected. The nurse shouldnt clamp the chest tube becauseclampingincreases the risk of tension pneumothorax. The nurse should tape the chest tube securely to prevent it from being disconnected, rather than taping it after it has been disconnected.
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Mar 22, 2017

2.i will notify the physician asap if the chest tube got disconnected
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Place the end of the chest tube in a container of sterile saline.-if a chest drainage system is disconnected, the nurse may place the end of the chest tube in a container of sterile saline or water to prevent air from entering the chest tube, thereby preventing negative respiratory pressure. the nurse should apply an occlusive dressing if the chest tube is pulled out not if the system is disconnected. the nurse shouldnt clamp the chest tube because clamping increases the risk of tension pneumothorax. the nurse should tape the chest tube securely to prevent it from being disconnected, rather than taping it after it has been disconnected.
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John Adney

1place tube in acontainer with sterile water

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