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Chest tube drainage is a used to restore pulmonary pressure to the pleural cavity. It is performed by a provider, usually a physician. Nurses assist the physician and then provide care for the drainage system. Article citation: Rushing, J. (2007). CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS: Managing a water-seal chest drainage unit. Nursing, 37(12), 12. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/JournalArticle?Article_ID=757349&Journal_ID=54016&Issue_ID=757324

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