Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Flail Chest: Paradoxical Breathing. Monitor vital signs for shock, administer pain meds at reg intervals, encourage client to turn, cough & deep breathe, monitor ABGs

289
19

Flail Chest: ribs fractured in 2 or more places or if the sternum is fractured along with several ribs, a segment of chest wall may be detached from the rest of the thoracic cage. Signs and symptoms are that the injured side of the chest has paradoxical movements. Immobilize flail segment, provide supplementary oxygen and rapid transport.

133
13

Flail Chest can result in hypoxia & respiratory failure. Treatment includes pain relief, intercostal nerve block, PT, IVF. Severe injury may require intubation.

6
1