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Chest Drain

This Chest Drain course will teach you:

  • To insert a chest drain into the pleural space in order to remove air, fluid or pus from the intrathoracic space.

 

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this Chest Drain procedure:

  • Insertion site ┬┤safe triangle┬┤
  • Intercostal neurovascular bundle damage
  • Intrathoracal/ Intraabdominal organ injury
  • Tube position
  • Drain location
  • Persistant pneumothorax

 

With the following tips you might perform this Chest Drain procedure even better:

  • Second drain in case of haemothorax

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Thoracic Cavity Approach – Emergency Thoracotomy

Step by step

Preparation

Skin

Mark

Mark the insertion site on the skin, usually at the level of the nipple(5th intercostal space) just anterior to the midaxillary line on the affected side.

Insertion site

This location is part of the so-called ‘safe triangle’ for insertion, which is bound by the latissimus dorsi, the pectoralis major muscle, the axilla and by a horizontal line joining the nipples.

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