Whole lung lavage for Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)

  1. In a few days we will have the first patient for a lung lavage using a double-lumen intubation.

    If you have done any whole lung lavage, can you tell me something about it?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   SummitRN
    I had to read about that! Interesting!
  4. by   edmia
    I'm sorry I don't have any experience with this but thank you for posting. I will be looking this up. Let us know how it goes and what your experience is.

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  5. by   SwansonRN
    I have taken care of a pt like this post procedure. After an hour or so of getting to the unit he was on a nasal cannula eating a cheeseburger. Pretty awesome! The procedure was done in one of our ORs, not on the unit so I have no idea how the process goes. Let us know what it's like.

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