Agree with Susanmary 100%. I've posted some links with great info.
I've assisted the Docs many times when this was done at bedside. Postioning is key afterwards to get talc or other substance to as many areas as possible---done everthing except stand pts on their head, LOL
Today, I see many more pleurodesis being being done using VAT (video assisted thoractomy) in fluroscopy suite. Included link about Pleurx catheter as many of our homecare patients come home with one.
Chemical Pleurodesis for Malignant Pleural Effusion
Carolyn Clary-Macy, RN, OCN, UCSF Thoracic Surgery
Chemical Pleurodesis for Pleural Effusions
Caring for Adults With Cystic Fibrosis
Debbie Wilmoth, Peggie E. Walters, Roy Tomlin, and Stacey F. McCray
Instilling Medications Via Chest Tubes ?
Thoracic Surgery Nursing Guidelines
Care of the Patient with a Pleurx Pleural Catheter