Posted tagged ‘Chest Drain’

New Thoracic Drainage Site

August 14, 2009

The blog now has a Thoracic Drainage page – this page will collate any information on the site regarding pleural aspiration and drainage. ┬áSo far there are a couple of videos from the New England Journal of Medicine showing correct techniques for insertion of chest drains and thoracocentesis. ┬áMore to follow as I have them.

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Watch and Australian put in a Chest Drain….

July 28, 2009

Here’s a wee video on how to insert an intercostal pleural drain by the surgical technique. I know it’s the Ashes right now, but the Aussies do know how to put a chest drain in!

Please note the full drapes, gown, and sterile technique – Ward 3 now has a chest drain bundle to comply with, encouraging you to use sterile technique.