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The management and care of chest drains

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 48Cathy Tooley, RN, is respiratory sister, Department of Respiratory Medicine, James Paget Hospital, Great YarmouthExpansion of the respiratory team at James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, gave us the opportunity to explore which aspects of respiratory care could be developed or improved. Medical and nursing staff had frequently raised concerns about the management of chest drains, and the team decided to audit current practice in the hospital.

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