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ideas? what nursing diagnosis is appropriate for hemopneumothorax?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience Trauma Surgery
Hemopneumothorax: That is the diagnosis; usually results from penetrating or blunt trauma. Evacuating air & blood is priority after ABC stabilization. Pain control is an important nursing consideration. If a result of assault or intoxication, social service/psych involvement is helpful.
Answered on Aug 11, 2017

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