When measuring a patient’s chest tube drainage, the nurse notes that there has been an accumulation of 400 mL of bloody drainage since the last measurement 2 hours prior. Which of these actions is most appropriate?
This is a normal finding; no action is necessary.
Notify the healthcare provider.
Clamp the chest tube to prevent further drainage.
Empty the drainage chamber and remeasure the volume.
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