Chest Tubes Nursing Care is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: March 01, 2018
Course Renewd on: February 24, 2022
Course Expires on: February 24, 2025

Target Audience:
• Registered Nurses (RN)
• Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
• Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Course Overview:
Chest tube nursing care and placement is common procedure in many hospitals, yet nurses consistently rank them as one of the most overwhelming drains to care for.

A malfunction in a chest tube can be deadly for a patient in a matter of seconds. Many hospitals have recognized them as a common source of error and patient harm. For these reasons it is imperative that nurses understand how chest tubes function and how to care for them. In this course we will discuss the anatomy, indications, and care of chest tubes.

Course Outline:
• Introduction
• What Is a Chest Tube?
• Current Practice
• Indications for Chest Tube Placement
• Patient Considerations for Chest Tube Nursing Care
• Potential Complications
• Where Are Chest Tubes Placed?
• Chest Tube Drainage Systems
• Nurse Roles and Responsibilities: How to Manage Chest Tubes
• Chest Tube Nursing Care Troubleshooting: When to Call the Doctor
• Summary
• References

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Identify the relevant anatomy and indications for chest tube placement.
• Understand the basics of the procedure and different type of chest tubes.
• Explain chest tube nursing care, including basic troubleshooting




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