Figure 2-6. Tracheostomy dressing.
(4) Tie the tapes securely with a knot, never a bow. Position the knot at the
side of the patient's neck rather than the back. Trim off excess tape.
m. Remove and discard gloves or return all equipment to the appropriate
n. Record procedure in Nursing Notes.
Section VII. DISORDERS INVOLVING THE LOWER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
a. Inflammation of the visceral and parietal pleura is called pleurisy. When the
inflamed membranes rub together during respiration, it causes a severe, sharp pain.
During the dry stage, a pleural friction rub can be heard on auscultation. Later, fluid
develops between the inflamed pleura and the pain lessens.
b. This inflammation may occur after chest trauma or thoracotomy, may be
associated with cancer, or may accompany upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, or