Course Information

Suction or Gravity headerPurpose

This self-paced continuing education activity is designed to provide registered nurses with a review of research on whether patients with chest tubes following pulmonary resection should have the chest drain connected to suction. Our goal with this quarterly newsletter is to make it easy for nurses to stay up-to-date so they can provide evidence-based care to these patients.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this self-study activity, the learner should be able to…

  1. analyze summaries of key research comparing use of chest drain suction with no suction in care of patients with pleural chest tubes after lung surgery
  2. review abstracts of selected nursing research on evidence-based practice

Continuing Education Approval

This self-paced activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The activity was approved in September 2014. No credit will be awarded after August 31, 2016.

Successful Completion

To receive credit for this activity, participants must register online, successfully complete the online post-test with a minimum score of 70% and submit the online evaluation form. If you fail the post-test, you may repeat it once. Click here to return to the course.

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