Where do you keep chest tube clamps?

  1. Where do you guys keep your chest tube clamps and vaseline dressing in the patients room? I just want to get a few ideas, I am working on a clinical project to standardize the location on my unit. There are about 5 different areas in the patients room where the clamps tend to land unfortunately, I want to come up with a standard place. Any thoughts?
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  3. by   MendedHeart
    Taped to the wall behind the bed or on the mirror.
  4. by   Esme12
    Taped to the HOB or white board in the room
  5. by   anon456
    We put the vaseline gauze and the foam tape inside a ziplock bag, and hang it on the IV pole with the clamps. We also put a tab of tape on the chest tube line and attach a pair of clamps to it right on the line itself.