Christensen, M., 2002. Nurse-led chest drain removal in a cardiac high dependency unit. Nursing in Critical Care, 7 (2), pp. 67-72.
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Within the cardiac high dependency unit it is currently a member of the surgical team who makes the decision for a patient's chest drain to be removed after cardiac surgery. This has often resulted in delays in discharging one patient and therefore in admitting the next. A pilot study was carried out using a working standard that had been developed, incorporating an algorithmic model. The results have enabled nursing staff in a cardiac high dependency unit to undertake this responsibility independently.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Chest Tubes; Tube Removal; Critical Care Nursing; Advanced Nursing Practice|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Social Work and Social Policy|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||11 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:42|
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