Blunt chest trauma

Immersive scenario

Training resource kit


45-60 minutes.

Group size

4-6 participants (or team composition applicable to local area).

Target audience

Emergency department medical and nursing staff.


This resource kit provides healthcare workers with the skills and knowledge to effectively assess and manage a patient suffering blunt chest trauma injuries. The scenario encompasses the decision making and procedural skill for insertion of an intercostal catheter to manage a traumatic haemo-pneumothorax.

Learning objectives

  • Demonstrate the assessment of a trauma patient with blunt chest injury.
  • Recognise and effectively manage a patient with immediately life-threatening blunt chest trauma.


Facilitator resource kit - PDF

8.33 MB

Participant resource kit - PDF

5.51 MB


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Last updated

6 April 2021