pleural effusion

  1. wonder if someone could help me !!!!!!!

    I know that illness trajectories vary from client to client, but interms of a client with a parapneumonic effusion what would the usual trajectory be. The patient is going to have a chest drain inserted if this helps. This question is really bugging me.

    Thanks.
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  3. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from MM2007
    wonder if someone could help me !!!!!!!

    I know that illness trajectories vary from client to client, but interms of a client with a parapneumonic effusion what would the usual trajectory be. The patient is going to have a chest drain inserted if this helps. This question is really bugging me.

    Thanks.
    This question does not make sense. You are describing someone with pneumonia that is getting a chest tube? Patients don't get chest tubes for pneuomonia.

    If you are looking for a nursing diagnosis - it would be
    Risk for infection r/t foreign object in chest
  4. by   MM2007
    sorry my fault, what i meant to say was what would the normal trajectory be for a patient with a pleural effusion the result of exudate by an inflammatory condition such as pneumonia in particular.

    Thanks.

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