Included In This Lesson
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to…
- Explain the pathophysiology and nursing implications for blunt chest trauma, including rib fractures, flail chest, and pulmonary contusions.
- Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for pneumothorax and hemothorax.
- Appropriately assess and manage a chest tube drainage system, including assessing for the cause of an air leak.