Hi fellow nurses,
Before I ask this question, I would like to thank all the great nurses that share their knowledge and expertise with us. I have learnt so much since I signed up for this forum. Two days ago, I went to a seminar on cardiac medications and to tell you the truth I did not learn more than what I already learn from the ICU FAQS posted by one of you fine nurses. So keep up the good job.
Now my question is, what is the difference between a pig tail and chest tube? I have seen both of them used for pleural effusion drainage, but i don't understand why one is used and not the other.
Thanks in advance for your answer/s.