thorascopic lung biopsy

pt had a thorascopic lung biopsy... orders state

Skilled nurse to perform wound care and dressing changes as ordered. Order specifics: CHEST TUBE SITE APPLY GAUZE DRESSING COVER WITH ABD UNTIL DRAINAGE STOPS. CHANGE DAILY AND PRN. ALL OTHER WOUNDS OTA.

would this be Aftercare for Resp? and would this include the Chest Tube site?


  • Thoracoscopy is a surgery, so aftercare respiratory is appropriate. Post thoracoscopy, a chest tube is usually placed in the surgical site- so it is usually done all through the same incision. That code would encompass chest tube site.

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