The nurse is caring for a client with a chest tube that was placed one hour ago. The nurse measures the amount of drainage and notes that it is 100mL's. What should the nurse do next?

 

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- Call the physician

- Empty the drainage

- Nothing, this is normal

- Place the client on the side of the chest tube to encourage more drainage

Rationale

Within the first hour of placing a chest tube, if more than 100 mL of fluid is drained the nurse should notify the physician.

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