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Clamp the the chest tube?

oded private tangentcarrot at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 7 14:28:18 BST 2006


I'm sorry, I'm not sure i'm getting you- you mean you will clamp the tube, 
for the option of future autotransfusion (assuming it's possible in the 
recieving hospital), or were you joking?

>From: Charles Brault <c_brault at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: "Trauma &amp; Critical Care mailing list" 
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>To: "Trauma &amp, Critical Care mailing list" <trauma-list at trauma.org>
>Subject: Re: Clamp the the chest tube?
>Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 06:19:13 -0700 (PDT)
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>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.
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>Kenneth Mattox
>Sent via BlackBerry, return via KMattox at aol.com
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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
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>   Obviously
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>   No ?
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>   Charles
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