Refining chest tube management: Analysis of the state of practice

Phyllis A. Gordon, Joy M. Norton, Rosa Merrell

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Critical care nurses routinely care for patients who require chest tube management. To obtain the best patient outcome, critical care nurses develop standards of practice from research derived recommendations. Although there are several studies recommending chest tube management practices, there is limited research in some areas of chest tube management. The authors analyze the body of research and recommend clinical practice changes and timely research projects on chest tube management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995


  • Chest tube drainage
  • Dependent loops
  • Milking
  • Stripping
  • Suction pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care


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