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Consensus Guideline

Pleural Drains in Adults

Pleural drain education for nurses

E-learning and face-to-face

Recommended resources include:

Practical skills

Practical skills can be gained by:

  • observing pleural drain insertion/observations/removal procedures
  • simulating pleural drain techniques (if available)
  • performing actions under supervision until deemed competent.

Quality assurance

Opportunities are available for participation in audits, incidence information management system (IIMS) review and feedback.