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Your Heimlich valve: Caring for your chest tube at home  
Abstract:  This handout describes how to care for a Heimlich valve at home and how to check that the valve is working correctly. Also includes instructions on how to check the incision for signs of infection, when to change the dressing, and other follow-up care.
Author: 5NE
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, January 1, 2009
UWMC Availability:  5NE
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Medical Equipment & Supplies; Cardiovascular Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Thoracic Surgery; Lung; Home Health Care; Dressing
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #3527

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