Needle Thoracostomy


Needle decompression of a pneumothorax is a time critical and life saving procedure. Classical teaching is to perform this in the 2nd ICS midclavicular line but is this the easiest and most effective place to perform it?

In this podcast I speak with Zaf Qasim, an EM physician in the US about the topic and the underpinning EBM. Below are some of the papers we’ll be discussing. Enjoy!

Simon

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