QUIZ OF THE WEEK FOR April 1, 2005

Pt B. is receiving an infusion of Xigris (drotrecogin alfa activated). The infusion is started Monday at 12:00 hrs. Tuesday at 0900 hrs, the patient develops severe respiratory distress with a tension pneumothorax.

1. What should you do prior to insertion of a chest tube?

2. What should you do with the Xigris infusion after the chest tube is inserted?

 

Brenda Morgan
Clinical Nurse Specialist, CCTC
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