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Ideas? What nursing diagnosis is appropriate for hemopneumothorax?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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