Dear Nurses

Friday, December 07, 2007

TRAUMA SERIES " PNEUMOTHORAX "

Q - WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR IF YOUR PATIENT WAS HAVING A PNEUMOTHORAX?, (Chapter 6).
A - A pneumothorax may occur for different reasons. It may be described as spontaneous, open or closed. Regardless of the cause, it is important for the nurse to act FAST in order to resolve the problem.
CAUSES OF A PNEUMOTHORAX include , but are not limited to :
- penetrating chest wounds like a gunshot or stab wound
- barotrauma ( PEEP used with mechanical ventilation Sessions 44 )
- cancer , infections such as tuberculosis
- may occur spontaneously.
So , it is important to take quick action.
You may also enjoy watching the video, SESSIONS 8:
Have a great day!

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