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Center for Professional Practice of Nursing

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing

Chest tube dressing change

Gather materials

  • 2 -drain sponges according to patient size
  • 2 -4x4" gauze sponges
  • Chlorhexidine (ChloraPrep) or povidone-iodine swab sticks
  • 1 -5x9" Xeroform gauze for Trauma service patients
  • 1 -Tape 2"-4"
  • Non-sterile gloves
  • Sterile gloves