What would you do in this situation?
As a student nurse one of your patients accidentally pulls out his chest drain. After informing your mentor, they ask you what you would do first for this patient?
You would seal the incision site with a sterile dressing as soon as possible. You would then inform the patient’s medical team who would request a chest x-ray. You would then explain to the patient (and carer if present) that a new drain may be needed depending upon the outcome of the chest x-ray.