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What Is Thoracentesis? - Definition, Procedure & Complications

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The space between the lungs and the chest wall is called the _____ space.

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1. Too much fluid in the pleural space is called a pleural _____.

2. Which of the following is true about a typical thoracentesis procedure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of thoracentesis. Material you should be familiar with include the maximum normal amount of fluid in the pleural space and the most popular method of removing fluid in thoracentesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to test yourself on:

  • Condition of too much fluid in the pleural space
  • The most popular method of removing fluid
  • The maximum normal amount of fluid in the pleural space
  • The space in the body between the lungs and the chest wall
  • Information about the thoracentesis procedure

Skills Practiced

These skills are practice in the quiz and worksheet:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the condition that results in too much fluid in the pleural space
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the space in the body between the lungs and the chest wall
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding thoracentesis and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To fully understand information about thoracentesis, recall the related lesson titled What is Thoracentesis? - Definition, Procedure & Complication. The lesson includes these objectives:

  • Identify what occurs when there is too much fluid in the space between the lungs and chest wall
  • Learn about the thoracentesis procedure
  • Review the different ways the thoracentesis procedure is done
  • Recall the possible complications that can arise from the thoracentesis procedure
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