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Clamp the the chest tube?

Charles Brault c_brault at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 7 14:19:13 BST 2006

ken <kmattox1 at mycingular.blackberry.net> wrote:  Do NOT clamp the chest tube. Tamponade and clotting will not occur because the pleural cavity can hold many times more than the patients total blood volume. Clamping the chest tube at any time is a sign thAt those who recemmend it do not under stand the anatomy and physiology, be it in the ambulance, EC, OR, or the ICU. Just do not do it. 

Kenneth Mattox
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  CLAMP the chest tube
  At least till you find a way to proper collect it
  And give it back to it's right full owner
  No ?

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