Interventional X-ray, Radiography
Invasive Catheters, Tubes, and Lines: Understanding Common Uses in the Thorax
Audience: All health care professionals interested in learning about invasive catheters, tubes and lines.
Today, the increased complexity of patient condition now requires health care workers to have knowledge of and perform more comprehensive patient care. This module describes the purpose of typical chest-related tubes and lines used in the management of critically ill patients. Also presented are the normal radiographic appearances of tubes and lines and associated clinical complications.
*Describe the function of indwelling tubes and lines commonly used in the care of the critically ill patient.
*Identify typical complications associated with commonly used invasive tubes/lines.
*Describe appropriate interdisciplinary actions required when interacting with a patient who has invasive tubes/lines.
*Recognize radiographic appearances of commonly used invasive tubes/lines.
Sinclair Community College
About the author:
Sinclair Community College has a 30-year history of providing quality instruction in radiologic technology. In addition, the college’s nationally recognized distance-delivered learning activities date back as early as 1979. By fusing quality radiologic technology instruction with a state of the art distance delivery framework, Sinclair offers top-notch, relevant continuing education opportunities.