I just found out that the hospital I am currently working at, still has it in their policy for maintaining chest tubes to "milk" the chest tubes as needed. At my last hospital is was never allowed and it was a much more progressive hospital. So! Does anyone have any information/studies that speak to this subject. Do you? don't you? I'm looking for some evidence to bring to my units educator who doesn't see a problem with the practice. I would appreciate any information! Thanks!