If a patient has an order for a chest tube to 20cm wall suction does it make a difference if it's connected directly to the suction regulator or if it's connected to a canister (such as a canister for NGT drainage)? Will the suction be the same?
Aug 18, '08
Quote from meandragonbrett
You don't have to have a rolling bubble of the water level at all if the drainage chamber has a dial on it to control the amount of suction.
This is only true of the dry suction chambers that have a dial instead of a water chamber.
Last edit by Nightcrawler on Aug 18, '08
: Reason: misread original post