Episode 33: Tube Thoracostomy (Part 2)

With Dr. Sean Stuart

Dr. Sean Stuart finishes up a discussion on chest tubes with Claire and Morgan.

This episode discusses some of the finer points of the procedure. Dr. Stuart also describes how to make an inexpensive task trainer so you can practice thoracotomies at your unit.  Finally, he describes an improvised Heimlich valve that you can make with an exam glove if you’re in a pinch and don’t have a chest drain system immediately available.

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