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A procedure is something done to figure out what is happening inside your body or to help your body get better. Sedation is a special medicine your care team uses to put you into a special sleep where you won't see, hear, or feel anything. Procedural Sedation is when your care team uses "sleepy medicine" before -- and during -- your procedure.
There's a space between the bones and muscles of your chest wall and your lungs called the "pleural space." Sometimes, because of an injury or illness, this space fills up with air or fluid. If this happens, doctors may need to get the air or fluid out with something called a 'chest tube.' This video shows how it is done.
Sometimes you have stuff in your stomach (like too much air of fluid) that's got to come out. And sometimes you might need a little help getting stuff (like food or medicine) into your stomach. To get things into or out of your belly, your doctor may want to insert an "NG" tube. This video shows you what you need to know about NG tube insertion.