An ambulance brings a client with audible sucking noises on both inspiration and expiration and diminished breath sounds on the left side. What should the nurse start preparing for?


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- Chest tube insertion

- Humidified O2

- Arterial blood gas draw

- Rapid fluid infusion


This client is likely experiencing an open pneumothorax and will need a chest tube placed.

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