Small group participation (4-6 participants).
Emergency department medical, nursing and allied health staff.
This resource kit provides healthcare workers with the knowledge and skills to perform the insertion of an intercostal catheter (ICC) to manage a patient with blunt chest trauma, including the indications and considerations for ICC placement.
Learning objectivesRecognise the indications for ICC insertion including:
- size of haemothorax/pneumothorax
- timing of insertion and associated clinical features.
- size of ICC.
- location of ICC insertion
- potential complications of insertion and removal of chest drains.
6 April 2021