You are part of a surgical team and your role is postoperative management of thoracic surgery. In your role, you are required to determine the course of action for the patient before you call surgeon. A right lower-lobe resection occurred due to adenocarcinoma. The nurse has called at the 12-hour interval from surgery concerned with the amount of drainage within the chest tube.Describe the role of an AGACNP at each of the steps in postoperative care for a surgical patient.Describe the assessment steps you would take.Explain the drainage and decompression devices and how you manage these as an AGACNP.Discuss potential differential diagnoses you could expect from the assessment.Discuss the hemodynamic findings one might see with your provided diagnosis.Propose potential treatment plans that would be appropriate.
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