Lung Cancer with Acute Tension Pneumothorax

Patient admitted for lung lobectomy experiences acute tension pneumothorax when his chest tube tubing becomes fully obstructed under side rail of bed after transfer.

 

Learning Objectives:

Assess and manage care for a postoperative patient with a chest tube and an acute tension pneumothorax

Additional information

Learner

Nursing

Contributor

Elsevier

Case Setting

MedSurg

Specialty

Internal medicine, Pulmonology

Room Size

12×12

Language

English

Status

For Purchase