1. i am looking for information on "Tidaling" in relation to chest tube drainage.
    all any info and references are welcome
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    Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 2
    student Nurse


  3. by   manna
    Sorry, I have no idea, but since I see your from Birmingham I just had to say, I have a friend who's in nursing school at Samford!
  4. by   Carolanne
    Found these links with some interesting stuff, hope it's helpful!

  5. by   CPB
    I believe this is referring to the fluctuation of the level of water in the water seal chamber of the drainage system. When a patient inhales, the level moves up, when a patient exhales the level moves down. Somehow this prevents air from flowing back into the chest tube. Sorry I can't be more specific.
  6. by   kipchumba
    Thanks yo'all for info on tidaling. was very helpful.
    problem solved.