Benefits of digital thoracic drainage systems

Nurs Times. 2012 Mar 13-19;108(11):16-7.

Abstract

A number of risks and complications are associated with traditional chest drainage systems. A trust decided to trial digital drainage systems, and found the new systems improved treatment time and patient mobility.

MeSH terms

  • Chest Tubes / trends*
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / nursing*
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / trends
  • Pleural Diseases / nursing*
  • Pleural Diseases / therapy*
  • Suction / instrumentation
  • Suction / nursing*
  • Suction / trends