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Chest radiography, CXR, lung radiography.
To assist in the evaluation of cardiac, respiratory, and skeletal structure within the lung cavity and diagnose multiple diseases such as pneumonia and heart failure.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
- Normal lung fields, cardiac size and shape, mediastinal structures, thoracic spine, ribs, and diaphragm.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
- Foreign body
- Malposition of tube, line, or postoperative device (pacemaker)
- Spine fracture
Timely notification to the requesting health-care provider (HCP) of any critical findings and related symptoms is a role expectation of the professional nurse. A listing of these findings varies among facilities.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Chest X-Ray." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425293/4/Chest_X_Ray.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Chest X-Ray. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425293/4/Chest_X_Ray. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Chest X-Ray. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425293/4/Chest_X_Ray
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Chest X-Ray [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425293/4/Chest_X_Ray.
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