Chest Tube Placement

Resources to Review Prior to Conference

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Goals and Objectives

Goals
  • Trainee will demonstrate competence in performing a tube thoracostomy

Objectives

For the procedure of tube thoracostomy, trainees will be able to:

  • Describe indications and contraindications

  • Describe potential complications

  • Name, identify, and describe equipment required

  • List, describe, and demonstrate the steps involved

  • Properly perform each step of the procedure from memory

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Additional Resources

General

Pigtail Drains