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August 2003
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p73
Academic Journal
Identifies several circumstances which would allow a suction chest drainage system to be set on a pressure greater than -20 centimeter H[sub2]O. Protocol in the establishment of chest drainage through a three-bottle system; Considerations on the use of an Emerson pump device; Calibration of the suction control chambers.


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