Chest tubes were once a bedrock procedure for EM, Resuscitation, and Critical Care. They are now not quite dinosaurs, but they are becoming increasingly unnecessary. In this two-part series on chest tubes, I will discuss EVERYTHING you might ever want to know. In Part 1, I discussed everything surrouning the procedure itself, now in Part 2 I will go over the actual insertion
Part 1 – Peri-procedural Chest Tube Stuff
Part 2 – Chest Tube Insertion
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can you use a bougie in place of the tube exchanger?
you can, but it makes me nervous as the length just barely makes it
or is this same – same
excellent Scott… this is tremendous . I work at a community rural shop. not a trauma center. we do chest tubes infrequently so this detailed description, and video links are very helpful.
I like the pigtail catheters… I heard that some major trauma shops use them even for traumatic hemothorax (though this is still under investigation I think).
thank you Scott.