RN's removing chest tubes/heimlich valves and urostomy drains - page 2
This week I have been asked to remove a heimlich valve and a urostomy drain. The MD told me that our CCU nurses have been removing chest tubes for a long time. Are any floor nurses doing these 2... Read More
Mar 20, '08Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 787; Likes: 166nurses in the UK are bound by the NMC code of practice
this does not specfiy clinical tasks but rather to practice withing your knowledge skills and experince.
so drain removal if trained and skilled and competent and something you carry out regulary is ok, whereas putting in the drain would be outside these as it medicine.