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decub CXR

comp Qs for decubitus CXR

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which side does the pt. lie on for fluid in the pleural cavity? affected side
which side does the pt. lie on for air in the pleural cavity? unaffected side
what must be done if the pt. is lying on the affected side to ensure the proper anatomy is seen? elevate pt. 2-3"
TOF should lay where? 1.5 - 2" beyond the shoulders
respirations 2nd full inspiration
CR entry for a decub CXR: horizontal and perpendicular to the grid, 3" below the jugular notch at the MSP. or T7 if PA
eval criteria for decub CXR: no rotation, entire affected side seen, arms out of anatomy, proper marking for a decubitus
Created by: annaluz87