Wound drains, inserted during the laryngectomy, stay in place until what criteria are met?

Flashcard maker : Lisa Currey

a) The patient is able to assist with his own suctioning. b) The surgical site is dry with encrustations. c) The stoma is healed, about 6 weeks after surgery. d) Drainage is <30 mL/day for 2 consecutive days.

Answer:

D

Recource NSG-1523 PrepU Respiratory 3

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