Investigate the chest tube for a possible occlusion

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Investigate the chest tube for a possible occlusion. 13. A patient is diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. What nursing actions are appropriate for this patient? Select all that apply. Administer oxygen therapy as prescribed. Maintain an IV line for medications and fluid therapy. Monitor the patient for complications of anticoagulant therapy. 14. What does the nurse interpret from finding excessive bubbling in the water- seal chamber while monitoring a patient who is on chest tube drainage? The patient may have a bronchopleural leak. 15. A patient is admitted to the hospital after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The patient has asymmetric chest excursion and an absence of breath sounds on the left side. The nurse suspects what? Left pneumothorax Chapter 27 3 of 4 Study online at quizlet.com/_353omq
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16. What does the nurse infer from finding that a patient with a pneumothorax has limited fluid accumulated in the intrapleural space, with no other body parts affected? The patient will have spontaneous resolution. 17. Which type of chest surgery is indicated for a patient with chest trauma? Exploratory thoracotomy 18. What does the nurse interpret from findings of swelling in the head and neck and compromised airways in a patient who has an iatrogenic pneumothorax and is going through the process of chest tube drainage? The patient has subcutaneous emphysema. 19. The nurse finds that a patient with chest trauma exhibits cyanosis, air hunger, distension of the neck vein, profuse diaphoresis, and an increase of intrathoracic pressure. What is the priority procedure in this situation? Performing needle decompression 20. Which statement is true regarding a water-seal chamber? It contains 2 cm of water. 21. A patient is diagnosed with a pneumothorax, and the health care provider has inserted a chest tube with chest drainage system. The nurse who is monitoring the system finds that there is no bubbling. The nurse checked all the connections and found no problems. What are the most probable reasons for the absence of bubbling? Select all that apply. Suctioning is not present. Suction pressure is very low. Pleural air leak is too large to be drained. 22. Which statement is true regarding a flutter valve? A flutter valve allows patient mobility. 23. Which condition does the nurse expect is present in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) who has a rupture of small blebs on the apex of the lung? Spontaneous pneumothorax 24. Which type of surgery involves the removal of one lobe of lung? Lobectomy 25. The senior nurse is evaluating the actions of the student nurse, who is maintaining the drainage system in a patient with chest trauma. Which intervention made by the student nurse indicates the need for further teaching? Select all that apply. Coiling the tubing above the chest level Connecting the chest tube to wall suction to check tidaling 26. Which type of surgery allows the surgeon to manipulate instruments passed into the pleural space?
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  • Pneumothorax, Flail Chest

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